FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) – A South Carolina teacher is ‘no longer employed’ after what the district calls an ‘inexcusable’ Facebook post.
Florence 1 Schools says the district doesn’t tolerate hate or racism. In a statement to the community written by Superintendent Richard O’Malley on Thursday, he says administrators were notified of an “inexcusable” public Facebook post made by a teacher on their personal page.
“Upon learning about this post, administrators took immediate action,” O’Malley wrote. “I am disgusted and disappointed by the content of this post, especially one made by an educator.”
O’Malley said while many people in the Florence 1 Schools community saw the post, it does not represent the values of Florence 1 Schools nor its employees. He did not identify the teacher or describe the post, but according to several local news reports, a Facebook user with the same name as the teacher made several mocking comments on posts about Black Lives Matter.
“We do not tolerate hate or racism of any kind within our community,” O’Malley assured.
After meeting with the teacher and discussing the issue, O’Mally said the person is no longer employed by Florence 1 Schools.