Parents demand California elementary school employee be fired for racist Facebook posts
The head clerk of a California elementary school is coming under fire for posting inflammatory images on her Facebook page, FOX40 reports.
Parents complained after learning that Debie McLarty, the head clerk at Walter Woodward Elementary, had posted an image of President Barack Obama with a bullet going through his head, as well as another of her and her entire family dressed in Confederate flag outfits.
“That’s the most racist stuff I’ve seen in this valley,” local activist Ralph White said at a Manteca Unified School District School Board meeting on Tuesday.
“I think they ought to fire them,” he continued. “I think some of the things that were posted on there could incite a riot — some of the people today might hear some of the comments and might not like them and that would be all it would take.”
“Some people might say it’s not racist on its own, but when you saw the Klansman’s hood you knew what it meant and what it stood for and seeing that Confederate flag in those pictures is no different.”
The timing of the discovery could not have been worse, as the district just launched its “Going Digital” program — in which every student in the district would receive a tablet computer with access to the Internet — last week.
McLarty’s Facebook page was not set to private — and it identified her as a Manteca Unified School District employee — meaning that any student could have accessed those images. When FOX40 contacted McLarty about the page, she said, “No comment. It’s my business.”
Her Facebook page was deleted after FOX40 first aired its story.