Dozens of people reached out about social media post, the alleged teacher shared, in reference to George Floyd, Jacob Blake, and Black Lives Matter, which also used profanity. Many parents and students said they were appalled and upset by the post.
Dr. O'Malley issued the following statement:
“Dear Florence 1 Schools community,
This morning district administrators were notified of an inexcusable public Facebook post made by a teacher on their personal Facebook page. Upon learning about this post, administrators took immediate action. We know that many people in the Florence 1 Schools community and the Florence community overall saw this post. We want to reassure everyone that this post and the message in it do not represent the values of Florence 1 Schools, nor its employees, and we take this issue very seriously.
We do not tolerate hate or racism of any kind within our community. I am disgusted and disappointed by the content of this post, especially one made by an educator.
After meeting with the teacher to discuss this issue, they are no longer employed by Florence 1 Schools.”