Teacher Fired for Making Extremely Racist Comments on Facebook About That Pool Party in Texas


Meet Karen Fitzgibbons.

Karen, up until recently, was a teacher at Bennett Elementary School. Ms. Karen felt some type of way about everything that’s going on in McKinney, Texas regarding the pool party and Officer Eric Casebolt’s resignation — so she took to Facebook to express her racist comments and concerns.

She wrote:



While she was prepared for the ‘bashing’ of her ‘true and honest opinion’ — we have a feeling she wasn’t prepared for what happened next.

She got fired.

The school district she worked for issued a statement saying they in no way, shape, or form condone Karen’s comments.

Frenship ISD is deeply disappointed in the thoughtlessness conveyed by this employee’s post. We find these statements to be extremely offensive, insensitive, and disrespectful to our Frenship community and citizens everywhere. These comments in no way represent the educational environment we have created for our students. 

The employee whose account is responsible for the post will be relieved of her teaching duties at Frenship ISD.
We hold our employees responsible for their public conduct even when they are not on active duty as district employees. Employees are held to the same professional standards in their public use of electronic media as they are for any other public conduct. This recent conduct was unacceptable.
Not too long before she got fired, Karen issued a semi-apology of her own, saying: “It was not an educational post; it was a personal experience post. I apologized to the appropriate people.”
Read her full ‘apology’ below:
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