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Middle School Guidance Counselor Karon Wright Fired After Allegedly Writing Racist Facebook Post

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A Texas middle school guidance counselor was fired after offensive comments were posted on her Facebook page following the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. Karon Wright was “immediately relieved of all duties” at Andrew Jackson Middle School.

Her comment followed Texas television station WFAA posting the remarks that President Obama made about the fertilizer plant explosion. After other respondents wrote negative things about the President, Wright allegedly wrote her offensive post, according to The Blaze.

The post read: "It's amazing how the 'whites' get angry when Obama speaks. Oh well....its most of the whites who is getting blown away. So they will soon be wiped from the earth. Lol"

The school district called Wright’s alleged statement “highly offensive, insensitive to the tragedy happening to our friends and neighbors in West, and disrespectful to the very human bond that we share with the people of West, especially those who have lost their loved ones.”

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She has denied writing the comment and says her account was hacked.

"My Facebook account was hacked, and the statement that was made is not of my character," Wright wrote in a statement. "I am a school counselor who will never 1) jeopardize my family, 2) jeopardize my job, and 3) jeopardize the trust of the students, parents, staff, faculty, and administration of GPISD.

"I am upset that this statement was posted on the WFAA website without Josh Davis nor WFAA calling the true source to get the true story. I am truly saddened by the tragedies in Boston and West, Texas. I have prayed for those cities and the families whom was impacted for I wish no such catastrophe to happen to ANYONE regardless of race, nationality, etc. This is not and will never be apart of my character or what I stand for."

Sources: The Blaze, WFAA