Texas school counselor Karon Wright was fired today after posting a racist comment on her Facebook page about the West, Texas fertilizer explosion that has killed a dozen people and wounded hundreds of others. On her Facebook profile, Ms. Wright wrote:
“Its amazing how the “whites” get angry when Obama speaks. Oh well…its most of the whites who is getting blown away. So they will soon be wiped from the earth. Lol.”
School Counselor Karon Wright Fired After Racist Facebook Post
The racist comment quickly spread as it was posted on WFAA-TV’s Facebook page. Karon Wright was a counselor at Andrew Jackson Middle School before the district made the announcement that she was “relieved of all duties.” Wright’s termination came as a result of her comment about the explosion in Texas, as the school district stated how her comment was “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 school has already erased any trace of Karon Wright from their school’s website. In response to her termination and the school’s reaction, Karon Wright wrote statement to reporters and it reads,
“My Facebook account was hacked and the statement that was made is not of my character. I am a school counselor who will never 1) jeopardize my family, 2) jeopardize my job, and 3) jeopardize the trust the students, parents, staff, faculty and administration of GPISD.”
As Wright claims no responsibility for the posting, she has reportedly hired an attorney and filed a complaint with Facebook about the matter.
Texas School Counselor Karon Wright Fired After Racist Facebook Post About Texas Explosion.