Friday, the founder of TNT Academy in Lilburn, Georgia, shocked students and parents alike when she made racist comments towards her black graduates.
In the past, students have alleged that the school, and its founder, Nancy Gordeuk, hold disparaging views toward people of color, and at yesterday’s graduation ceremony, they unexpectedly received validation.
The confusion initially started when Gordeuk accidentally ended the ceremony without allowing the valedictorian to make their speech. When she became aware of her mistake, she asked all the graduating seniors to come back inside the hall for the final speech.
By this point, people were already headed to their cars, and it became difficult to corral everyone back into the auditorium.
That’s when a frustrated Gordeuk took to the mic and announced:
You people are being so rude, to not listen to this speech. It was my fault that we missed it in the program. Look who’s leaving… all the black people!
At that point, the crowd erupted in anger, and everyone started to leave.
UPDATE: New footage shows the moments leading up to the racist comments.