In one tweet, Tihista reportedly referred to moms of children with autism as “monsters,” and in another she called the students “Satan.”
WDAY reported that another tweet said the best part of teaching children with autism is that her lesson plans never have to change because the kids "loooove routines!"
"I yelled at my student today and accidentally called him by my cat's name…. not even ashamed bc that's how annoying he was" and "I'm going to start a blog under a pseudonym called '[Expletive] My Students Say'" were also among the controversial tweets.
Tihista’s Twitter account had been fully public but was made private after the complaints were lodged. Now the Twitter account is completely gone.
Although she declined to be interviewed, she did send a text to WDAY.
“My tweets may have been distasteful but don’t illustrate what kind of educator I am,” she wrote.
Interestingly, Tihista had been in the news before for being bullied out of a sorority.
Her conduct is currently under review and her future at the school uncertain.