On June 12, 2015 I published this post telling the story of Karen Fitzgibbons’ firing.
Here’s her social media post (Facebook?) that caused her to be fired. She mentions that blacks cause trouble and ponders whether there should be a return of segregation. Her post was written in response to a black pool party that turned into a riot and caused a white police officer to be fired.
You may remember the pool party incident that Karen is referring to:
This year, Karen found a job with the Waco Independent School District in Texas. However, someone subsequently outed her to the district.
Here’s what happened next.
Excerpt from Waco Tribune
Fitzgibbons was hired in July as a third-grade elementary school teacher for this academic year at Hillcrest Professional Development School, according to the district.
Though Waco ISD officials say Fitzgibbons was honest and upfront about her previous firing over the racially motivated post, they said the district did not know the full details of the social media post until it was brought to their attention about a month later.
The district learned of the contents of Fitzgibbons’ post on Aug. 16, the day before Meet-the-Teacher night and after hiring interviews, district spokesman Bruce Gietzen said in a press conference Monday afternoon, though he did not say exactly how the district learned of specifics.
Gietzen said people remembered the news about Fitzgibbons’ post when it first happened, but didn’t connect her name as the teacher who wrote it.
“We were aware that Ms. Fitzgibbons applied for a job with the district and was completely truthful on that application, and told us she resigned in lieu of termination of another district because of an inappropriate post she made on Facebook that had racial implications,” Gietzen said, adding her previous employers said they were surprised by her Facebook post. “Once the administration learned the contents of that Facebook post, we took immediate action.”
Waco ISD’s administration removed Fitzgibbons from campus and reassigned her to a nonteaching position in the administration building, Gietzen said, adding that Fitzgibbons has a good record, other than the Facebook post, and more than a decade’s worth of experience in education.
She will help develop the district’s curriculum, but exactly what Fitzgibbons will do hasn’t been determined, Gietzen said. She did not have contact with children in the classroom and is taking some leave days, he said.
“She stated remorse for what she did then and stated the same thing to us,” Gietzen said, adding that Fitzgibbons interviewed with a number of districts throughout the state. “All she wants to do is teach again, but that’s not going to happen in Waco ISD.”
School district contracts are for one year in Texas. Karen has been told that this will be her first and last year at the district.
Notice that once again, apologizing does no good.
There’s really nothing more I can say here that hasn’t been said in my open letter to Carrie Bowe, posted about 5 or 6 hours ago.
America 2016 is built on the false egalitarian secular religion. A country built on false premises will fall, just like a building constructed on a weak foundation.
Hopefully, America’s fall will be sooner rather than later.