A fourth grade teacher from Lubbock, Texas, was fired after she was accused of posting a controversial rant about a pool party incident that took place in McKinney. The McKinney incident has garnered national attention after Police Officer Eric Casebolt was caught on video wrestling a 15-year-old girl to the ground, and then waving his gun at a group of black teens.
On Tuesday, Karen Fitzgibbons, a teacher who had worked at Bennett Elementary School since 1999, reportedly shared an article about the pool party incident, which resulted in Casebolt resigning from the police force, along with a lengthy rant about it, reports KCBD. When asked about the post, she told KCBD she wrote it, but took it down.
According to Everythinglubbock.com, Fitzgibbons' post read as follows:
This makes me ANGRY! 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 this is what happens when you flunk out of school and have no education. I'm sure their parents are just as guilty for not knowing what their kids are doing; or knew it and didn't care. 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. Maybe the 50s and 60s were really on to something. Now, let the bashing of my true and honest opinion begin ...GO! #imnoracist #imsickofthemcausingtrouble #itwasagatedcommunity
The teacher was responding to an incident that took place on June 5 when Casebolt and other officers were called to intervene after receiving reports about a fight that was taking place at a community pool in a gated community. Casebolt reportedly lost his cool and tackled a teen named Dajerria Becton to the ground, despite claims that she wasn't trespassing or doing anything wrong, reports NBC News. The officer then waved his gun at a group of male, black teens who were standing nearby.
The McKinney Police Chief called the officer's actions "indefensible," and Casebolt reportedly resigned in order to help the community heal faster.
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