Pennsylvania teacher’s aide said Obama would be shot

By David Edwards
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 11:23 EDT
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A Pennsylvania student and her mother have expressed outrage after a teacher’s aide made disparaging remarks about President-elect Barack Obama

KDKA reported:

“The student – a 16-year-old girl – told her parents that an aide at the AW Beattie Career Center on Babcock Blvd. in Allison Park yelled, among other things, that Obama was going to be shot, our flag would be changed to the KFC flag, and the National Anthem would be changed to ‘Moving On Up.’”

“The student’s mother – Mara Gilligan – told KDKA TV that her daughter is bi-racial and she was deeply disturbed by the comments.”

“Gilligan said that Beattie’s administrative director sent her an e-mail, stating that the aide who made the comments would be suspended, pending further investigation, and that he would be disciplined appropriately.”

This video is from KDKA, broadcast Nov. 10, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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