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Rome superintendent responds to teacher degrading Trump supporters on social media

Rome Superintendent Peter Blake issued a statement earlier this week regarding a social media post by one of the teacher

Posted: Jan 24, 2021 10:42 PM
Updated: Jan 25, 2021 12:19 PM

ROME, N.Y. -- Rome Superintendent Peter Blake issued a statement earlier this week regarding a social media post by one of the teachers. The Facebook post by Brandon Mendoza called on "White privileged Trump supporters" to go away calling them "scum and a plague upon this world."

The profanity-filled social media post has been widely shared and many parents called on the district to take action. In a statement, Peter Blake said,

"Thank you to everyone who reached out to express their concern and disappointment caused by the comments of a Rome City School District staff member. Our district believes in equity & tolerance and the individual's comments do not reflect those values. While we cannot speak publicly about personnel-related issues, I can assure you that we are addressing the situation with our legal counsel and the State Education Department. On behalf of all Rome City School District employees, I am sorry that our school community was represented in such a negative light."

Thank you to everyone who reached out to express their concern and disappointment caused by the comments of a Rome City...

Posted by Rome City School District- Rome, New York on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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