Texas teacher fired after racist McKinney Facebook post

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Karen Fitzgibbon, a fourth grade teacher at Bennett Elementary School in the Frenship Independent School District in Wolfforth, Texas, was fired on Thursday after a racist Facebook post about the McKinney pool party incident went viral.

“This makes me ANGRY!” Fitzgibbons wrote in the original post, according to KCBD. “This officer should not have to resign. I’m going to just go ahead and say it…the blacks are the ones causing the problems and this ‘racial tension.’ I guess that’s what happens when you flunk out of school and have no education.”

“I’m almost to the point of wanting them all segregated on one side of town so they can hurt each other and leave the innocent people alone,” she continued. “Maybe the 50s and 60s were really on to something.”

After the post went viral and the backlash began, Fitzgibbon apologized.

The district has since come out to issue a statement concerning Fitzgibbon’s termination from the school:

“Frenship ISD is deeply disappointed in the thoughtlessness conveyed by this employee’s post. We find these statements extremely offensive, insensitive, and disrespectful to our Frenship community and citizens everywhere. … The employee whose account is responsible for the post will be relieved of her teaching duties at Frenship ISD.”

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