Tifton > Tift County Teacher Fights Suspension

| February 2, 2015

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TIFTON — Kelly Tucker, Tift County teacher received a suspension period of 10 days from 8th Street Middle School for a Facebook post in December. Tucker is now appealing her suspension.

Tucker posted a status explaining her opinion on the Ferguson trial in Missouri last year on Facebook. When the school received information about her comments they knew something had to be done.

The superintendent, Patrick Atwater and the school board suspended Tucker, stating that her post was “racially charged.”

The school board’s attorney said the post was offensive and unethical for an educator to write.

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  1. JUANITA EDMONDSON says:

    WHAT HAPPEN TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH? THERE IS A DOUBLE STANDARD HERE, BLACKS LIKE JESSIE JACKSON AND AL SHARPTON CAN MAKE ALL THE RACIAL REMARKS THEY LIKE AND THIS SORRY BIAS SO CALLED MAIN STREAM MEDIA NEVER MAKE A BIG DEAL OF THEIR REMARKS BUT LET A SOUTHERN WHITE WOMAN EXPRESS HER THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS “WHICH SHE HAS A RIGHT TO DO OR I SHOULD SAY,USE TO HAVE THE RIGHT” IT MATTERS NOT WHAT HER PROFESSION MAY BE.ANY WAY SHE WAS ON FACE BOOK AND THEY DIDN’T OBJECT TO WHAT SHE POSTED.BUT SOME STUPID BIGOT WHO IS A BLACK PERSON I’M SURE HAS MADE A BIG DEAL OUT OF IT.I AM TIRED OF REVERSE DISCRIMINATION.ALL YOU BLACKS WHO HATE WHITES AND ALL OF YOU WHITES WHO HATE BLACKS ARE GOING TO HADES,GET THE HATE OUT OF YOUR HEARTS AND LEARN TO LOVE INSTEAD OF HATE.WE HAVE TO LIVE TOGETHER SO GET A LIFE,STOP HATING YOUR BROTHER AND SISTER BECAUSE THEY MAY LOOK DIFFERENT THAN YOU.TO THE TIFTON SCHOOL BOARD YOU HAVE THOUGHT THE SAME WAY AS THIS LADY JUST DIDN’T PUT IT ON FACE BOOK.MOST OF YOU ARE BIGOTS TOO.THE TOWN OF TIFTON GA. IS THE MOST PREJUDICED TOWN I EVER LIVED IN.THIS LADY SHOULD BE REINSTATED TOMORROW.WHY SHOULD SHE BE PUNISHED FOR HER FEELINGS ON FACE BOOK.BLACKS MAKE RACIST REMARKS ALL THE TIME BUT THAT IS O.K. THEY ARE BLACK SO THEY CAN GET BY WITH IT.SHAME ON ALL OF YOU ON THE SCHOOL BOARD WHO WENT ALONG WITH THIS.

  2. Tater Beauchamp says:

    You would think a woman of her years would know better than to run her mouth on social media. One day people will learn to keep their mouths shut.

  3. billeeg says:

    Yea, Tater….look in the mirror