Karen Fitzgibbon Analysis

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Karen Fitzgibbons, a fourth grade teacher has made her thoughts known on the McKinney pool party. Viral video taken from the party shows McKinney Police Cpl. David Eric Casebolt pinning a 15-year-old black to the ground outside of a neighborhood pool party in McKinney. Casebolt has since resigned. Fitzgibbons, who mySanAntonio reports teaches fourth grade at Bennett Elementary School in Wolfforth, Texas, decried Casebolt’s resignation in a now-deleted Facebook post. In the post, she said, “This makes me ANGRY! This officer should not have to resign. I'm going to just go ahead and say it...the blacks are the ones causing the problems and this "racial tension." I guess that's what happens when you flunk out of school and have no education. I'm sure their parents are just as guilty for not knowing what their kids were doing; or knew it and didn't care.” The teacher goes on to add, “I'm almost to the point of wanting them all segregated on one side of town so they can hurt each other and leave the innocent people alone. Maybe the 50s and 60s were really on to something. Now, let the bashing of my true and honest opinion begin...GO!” The reaction to her opinion has been critical, with people taking to Twitter to express their disappointment, frustration, and worry over the teacher’s remarks. One user…show more content…
I am truly sorry. I don't want my comments to reflect poorly on my district or campus, as the words came from me, not them.” She went on to say, “I regret that my words are now calling that into question. I can, and will, use this situation as a real world example of how emotions and words can cause hurt to others. I am ashamed of my post. As I look back and reflect, I see how hurtful those words sounded. It is my hope that my sincere apology will be
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