History teacher removed after 9/11 conspiracy links found on school website

Posted at 9:07 PM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 21:07:41-04

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. — A New Jersey history teacher was removed from the classroom Wednesday afternoon after officials discovered suspicious links on his section of the school's website.

Along with quotes by George Washington, WPIX-TV found a handful of dead links posted on teacher Jason Ali's "Supplemental Materials" section on the Woodbridge High School website.

If students copied and pasted the urls into a browser, they would be taken to a page for "The Middle East Research Institute." The page not only has anti-Semitic headlines and articles, but also a main headline from the Saudi Daily that reads the "U.S. Planned, Carried Out 9/11 Attacks."

Dr. Robert Zega, superintendent of Woodbridge, New Jersey, schools gave the following statement to WPIX minutes after becoming aware of the links:

"It's upsetting... that somebody would do this. It's upsetting that somebody would, especially a teacher, would distribute this message. It is is absolutely not something that the district agrees with in anyway."

Ali also had a link to an article titled "U.S Planning 9/11-Style Attack using ISIS In Early 2015 — Like It Did Using Al-Queda in 2001."

"We took swift action, and the links are coming down as we speak and if -- if -- the investigation proves out, then the teacher will be disciplined severely," Zega said.

When asked if Mr. Ali will be teaching Thursday? Zega simply said, "No."