School District Employee's Facebook Post Sparks Controversy

| by Tony Tran

A California school district is under fire from parents after an employee of the school district posted some controversial images on her Facebook page.

Debie McLarty, school clerk at Walter Woodward Elementary, recently shared a photo of President Obama with a bullet going through his head, as well as a photo of her family wearing Confederate flag clothes, according to Fox40, who reported the story on Wednesday.

Manteca Unified School District officials are looking into the issue after two parents complained about the images on McLarty’s public Facebook page, bringing it to the school’s attention. Ralph White, a local activist in the district, spoke out on Tuesday during a school board meeting.

“That’s the most racist stuff I’ve seen in this valley,” said White.

When reached by Fox40 for comment, McLarty told reporters, “No comment. It’s my business.”

McClarty’s son, Jeff McClarty, also came to her defense saying, “That’s someone’s opinion, and if you don’t like it, don’t read it.”

Sam Fant, the vice president of the school board, told reporters that it is in fact the business of the school district, though. According to Fox40, the school district has policies in regards to the social media presence of the employees. They reportedly intended to begin investigating the matter on Wednesday, Jan. 28.

“Those photos absolutely reflect aggression, oppression and slavery,” Fant told reporters.

Debie McClarty’s Facebook page has since been deleted.

Source: FOX 40 Photo Credit: Wikipedia, Maria Elena/Flickr