An elementary school employee in Ohio is under investigation after reacting to a photo of a black girl on Facebook by using a racial slur.
Rebecca Montgomery, a classroom aide at Miller Ridge Elementary, was placed on paid administrative leave after social media users reported her comments to the Middletown school, reported WXIX-TV.
“It was very, very, very racist,” said parent Courtnee Arnold.
Montgomery was apparently unable to stop herself from using a racial slur after seeing a photo of a young black girl with an illustration of Piglet, a Winnie the Pooh character, superimposed above her head.
“Stealing (this image) for my group since we already a tigger on a n*****,” Montgomery commented.
Another commenter replied to her remark with a photo of an African villager and a joke about AIDS.
Montgomery, who started as a substitute aide in 2011 and is now a classroom paraprofessional, assists special education teachers at the elementary school.
“It’s not right. It’s not right at all,” Arnold said. “I don’t mean to put needy kids on a pedestal, but they do need that extra love, that extra comfort, and from what she said, she’s not giving it.”
School officials thanked parents for reporting the slur, which Montgomery’s supporters blamed on hackers.
Montgomery told the TV station she has been advised not to comment on the matter, but she did insist she was “not racist” and “treats children equally.”
Nebraska racist attacks Black neighbor with chainsaw after assuming she was stealing from him
A racist Nebraska man attacked his Black neighbor with a chainsaw because he assumed she was stealing from him.
Daniel Stueck confronted the woman Saturday afternoon when she arrived at her Lincoln apartment building, and police said he revved the chainsaw and told her to leave the rental property, reported KLKN-TV.
The woman told police that Stueck called her a racial slur, and continued using racist language and said she "better run."
The 41-year-old Stueck told police that Black people had been stealing from him and he assumed the woman "was guilty because she was Black."
Federal appeals court grants Trump campaign ‘expedited’ hearing after Giuliani bungles case in Pennsylvania
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has granted the Trump campaign's motion for an expedited hearing in a case that is being handled by attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Last week, federal Judge Matthew Brann tossed out a case in which Giuliani had asked for 680,000 ballots to be invalidated in Pennsylvania. But Giuliani's team had removed legal claims about the demand from its motion to the court.
In his ruling, Brann said that Giuliani could not file an amended complaint in his court. The Trump campaign responded by filing an amended motion for expedited review with the Third Circuit of appeals.
Oklahoma doctor warns ‘unless we have a smart Thanksgiving we’re going to have a sad Christmas’
Things are so bad in Oklahoma that one doctor is warning the holidays are going to be particularly bad for families who will be mourning loved ones.
Speaking to MSNBC on Monday, NBC News reporter Morgan Chesky said that daily COVID-19 infections have gone up 140 percent while hospitalizations have increased in the state by 130 percent, so far.
"We're seeing cases of patients having to wait up to 24 hours just to get a bed," said Chesky. "And we know that staffing, they are fatigued and worn down simply because the numbers keep going up in spite of the fact that the CDC has recommended not to travel, we know that people all across the nation are going ahead and packing the airports, attending the mass gatherings."