Stephen Miller's third-grade teacher suspended after saying he ate glue as child

Nikki Fiske told the Hollywood Reporter that when the Trump aide was a student in her classroom, he was a loner with a messy desk who played with glue.
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. — A Southern California school district has suspended a teacher who recounted how a senior aide to President Donald Trump ate glue as a third-grader.

Nikki Fiske told the Hollywood Reporter that when Stephen Miller was a student in her classroom, he was a loner with a messy desk who played with glue. She calls Miller "a strange dude."

The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District placed Fiske on "home assignment" while it decides what to do — if anything — about the disclosures. The district says it's concerned about the public release of student information.

The 72-year-old Fiske could not be reached for comment.

Miller, who was taught by Fiske in 1993, grew up to be a senior adviser at the White House.

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