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Superintendent addresses Facebook post

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For the second time in three weeks, an employee of a local school posted a racially inflammatory comment on Facebook.

Most recently, a Baldwin High teacher indirectly compared white parents who have bi-racial children to slave owners. “There are actual racists who

“There are actual racists who will claim they aren’t bc they have ‘mixed kids,’” read the post, which was shared by the BHS teacher. “You know who else had mixed kids? SLAVE OWNERS.”

The teacher, who is African-American, has since deleted or hidden the post. Superintendent Noris told The Baldwin Bulletin last week that she was “just now learning about (the post).” Earlier this week, meanwhile, Price released a statement.

“It is the Baldwin County School District’s expectation that all employees adhere to the professional code of conduct for educators when using social media. The Baldwin County School District does not condone the posts that were shared by an employee on their personal social media account. This particular situation involves a personnel matter with an individual employee. The views expressed in the posts that were shared by the employee are not representative of the values and principles of the Baldwin County School District,” wrote Price in the e-mail to The Baldwin Bulletin. “Employees of the Baldwin County School District are required to complete mandatory annual training on the use of social media and are expected to adhere to the established guidelines and protocols. In addition, employees who post social media comments that disrupt District operations, interfere with working relationships or efficient workflow, or undermine the public’s trust in the School District will not be tolerated and may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.”

On June 1, meanwhile, a Georgia Military College bookkeeper was fired after making “inflammatory comments” on her Facebook page.

“Bring back the hoses and release the dogs,” wrote the woman, who is white, a nod to the Civil Rights violence of the 1960s. Underneath the woman’s profile picture and name was “Works at Georgia Military College.”GMC quickly responded and released an official statement on Monday morning, and the employee was fired later that same day.