After Tweeting a racially insensitive remark, a West Virginia teacher was asked by school officials to delete her Twitter account.
Cabell County Schools’ spokesperson Jedd Flowers told The Herald-Dispatch that Huntington High teacher Mary Durstein was the one who tweeted the offensive remarks.
Flowers admitted that officials were unaware of the racist remarks until several students forwarded screen shots of the messages.
Durstein claims that President Barack Obama is a “Muslim douchebag” in one of her tweets.
In a reference to the four black teens, who kidnapped and tortured a mentally challenged white man in Chicago, Durstein said that they “could have been Obama’s children.”
In a different tweet, Durstein told Fox News jost Eric Bolling “who cares if we offend Muslims at least they keep their heads on tact. They’re the enemy.”
Cabell County Superintendent Bill Smith released a statement: “The tweets that you have seen — those are things that we do not adhere to. We believe that all children are welcome here — all adults as well — in Cabell County schools. We want to make sure that is clear to our students and clear to the employees that work for us.”
“We expect the same conduct on social media that we do in the classroom,” he added. “We don’t want to deny teachers the access they can have to the Internet or Facebook and all the other stuff they want to have, but they need to be cognizant of who they are speaking to. And when what they say interferes with the educational process, it becomes a problem.”
“We want the message to our students to be that all kinds are welcome at Cabell County Schools,” Flowers explained. “We embrace diversity. Inclusion is essential to everything that we do.”