According to The Miami Herald, Morffi had been asked to resign on Wednesday when she returned to work but she declined. She was reportedly fired the next day.
A letter distributed to parents by the school explained that the teacher had been fired, but did not offer an explanation.
“We were completely outraged, all of the parents,” parent Samantha Mills told The Miami Herald.
“This teacher in particular has made such a contribution to the school. She never imposes her personal beliefs on others. She just does everything in love. She has a way of teaching that is so amazing.”
Although the school has not responded to requests for comment, the Archdiocese of Miami spokeswoman Mary Ross Agosta confirmed that the teacher had been fired.