Stephen Miller Ate Glue In 3rd Grade. His Teacher Was Suspended For Saying So.

    A California teacher was suspended after revealing that Stephen Miller ate glue in her third grade class, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.

    Nikki Fiske, a teacher in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, has been placed on “home assignment” as the district decides what to do following her first-person account of 8-year-old Miller published in the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday.

    Miller, a senior adviser to President Trump best known for his hardline stance on immigration, was Fiske’s student at Franklin Elementary School in 1993, according to her account in the Reporter. She compared him to the Peanuts character Pig Pen, who was constantly surrounded by a cloud of dust and crumbs.

    “I was always trying to get him to clean up his desk — he always had stuff mashed up in there,” she said.

    She specifically mentioned the Jewish aide’s fascination with glue, something that also was noted in an essay for Politico, written by a former classmate.

    “He would pour the glue on his arm, let it dry, peel it off and then eat it,” she said. “He was a strange dude.”

    The school district is concerned about Fiske’s release of student information, said district spokeswoman Gail Pinsker. She may have gone against laws and district policies.

    Fiske is a 72-year-old registered Democrat, according to the Times, who noted that her Facebook page shows she supports liberal and progressive causes, such as gun control.

    Miller was a vocal supporter of the zero-tolerance border policies enacted over the summer, and he’s also credited with crafting last year’s controversial travel ban. Recently, suggesting cutting the United States’s refugee program even lower to about 25,000 people, while the initial agreed-upon ceiling reached 45,000.

    Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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