Texas Teacher Fired After Racist Facebook Post About McKinney Pool Attack

Lynette Holloway
Karen Fitzgibbon

A Texas elementary school teacher has been fired after her racist Facebook post about the McKinney pool attack went viral, according to the New York Daily News.

The teacher, Karen Fitzgibbon, who worked as a fourth-grade teacher at Bennett Elementary School in the Frenship Independent School District in Wolfforth, Texas, was fired Thursday, the report says. Her dismissal came after she wrote a post on Wednesday ranting about the firing of ex-McKinney officer Eric Casebolt, a white officer who attacked black teens at a pool party last week.


“This makes me ANGRY!” Fitzgibbons wrote, according to KCBD. “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 that’s what happens when you flunk out of school and have no education.

“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,” she continued. “Maybe the 50s and 60s were really on to something.”

After an uproar, Fitzgibbon deleted the post and apologized. The district issued a statement about the incident, according to Yahoo News.

“Frenship ISD is deeply disappointed in the thoughtlessness conveyed by this employee’s post,” the statement says. “We find these statements extremely offensive, insensitive, and disrespectful to our Frenship community and citizens everywhere. … The employee whose account is responsible for the post will be relieved of her teaching duties at Frenship ISD.”

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