WND, November 10, 2014
A black teacher in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, is out of a job after suggesting whites should “kill themselves” in a profanity-laced tweet directed at “dumb crackers” critical of her support of the racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
Vinita Hegwood, who teaches English at Duncanville High School, has been placed on administrative leave without pay and will be fired at the next meeting of the school board, according to district officials.
Over the weekend she tweeted: “Who the [expletive] made you dumb duck a– crackers think I give a squat [expletive] about your opinions about my opinions RE: Ferguson?”
She then offered a suggestion: “Kill yourselves.”
Hegwood met with the school’s principal, the director of human resources and the district’s superintendent on Monday morning to discuss the online posting, reports KDFW-TV. After promising “swift action” the district announced her suspension:
“The district wants the community to know that the actions of this one individual does not and should not represent the school district. Every day, two hundred and forty Duncanville High School teachers provide a school environment that fosters academic excellence, good citizenship and respect for others. Teachers give their life’s work to shaping the future, and this one individual does not represent our staff or our district.”
Records show Hegwood has worked for the district for two years and has been an educator in Texas for 19 years.