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Counselor fired after comment on WFAA's Facebook page
by Mystres
April 18, 2013 at 8:12 PM



Grand Prairie counselor fired after comment on WFAA's Facebook page


by JOSH DAVIS

WFAA

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Updated today at 7:05 PM

GRAND PRAIRIE -- Karon Wright, a middle school counselor in Grand Prairie ISD, has been "immediately relieved of all duties," the district said, after an offensive remark written from her Facebook account on WFAA-TV's Facebook page in regards to the explosion in West, Texas.

"It's amazing how the 'whites' get angry when Obama speaks," the comment read. "Oh well....its most of the whites who is getting blown away. So they will soon be wiped from the earth. Lol"

Wright denies she wrote the comment, and said her account was hacked.

The district said in a statement they found the statement to be "highly offensive, insensitive to the tragedy happening to our friends and neighbors in West, and disrespectful to the very human bond that we share with the people of West, especially those who have lost their loved ones."

The comment has since been deleted, but a viewer sent us a screengrab from their phone.

Replies

  • Analeigh2012
    April 18, 2013 at 8:44 PM
    If her account was hacked - that would be easy to tell from an IT perspective.
    Maybe she should have been suspended pending investigation.
    Such an inflammatory statement, seems strange coming from a counselor, but we have seen people make other statements just as inflammatory.
  • 143myboys9496
    April 18, 2013 at 9:00 PM
    Wow! I would agree that maybe a suspension would have been more appropriate pending an investigation.
  • Billiejeens
    April 19, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    How bad could it be, it had 3 "likes"

  • erika9009
    April 19, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    If she did write that, it's obvious racism is alive and well in this great country.  That is just sad. 

  • paknari
    by paknari
    April 19, 2013 at 4:38 PM
    Wow. And people deny that racism exists within every race. The dmsad thing is I've heard this kind of stuff more than once.
  • Mystres
    by Mystres
    April 19, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    you know if it was a white counselor that said that about black people this would be all over the news and people would not shut up about this.

  • emeraldangel20
    April 19, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    wow

  • SallyMJ
    by SallyMJ
    April 19, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Yikes - Sounds as if Karon Wright may just have been wiped from the middle school earth.

    In discussing "most of the whites who is getting blown away":

    1) She works in a school with grammar that atrocious?! What were they thinking?

    2) Sounds like she is not familiar with the two Sandy Hooks a month in Chicago every year - almost entirely black Americans.

    3) Can any person even look at this post and Tweet, and say it is impossible for a black person to be racist?

  • JanuaryBaby06
    April 20, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Oh wow... just wow! What would even pocess someone to write this on a social networking site esp. having a job working with children?

  • mustbeGRACE
    April 20, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    "......the whites is......"  ??

    She needs to be concentrating on more worthwhile,  enriching activities..............

    Is she really counselor material?

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