Brunswick County Schools investigates after substitute posts noose photo


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Back in the Cape Fear, there is outrage after a former teacher was accused of making an inappropriate Facebook post with an image of a noose.

A parent who asked to remain anonymous said she was scrolling on her Facebook timeline when she saw Brunswick County Schools had posted that they were looking further into the issue.

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She said the post has opened her eyes even more.

“I think that it’s assumed that our teachers have good moral standing, and it’s shocking when someone comes out, and just proves that our assumptions are wrong.”

The substitute teacher allegedly posted on her Facebook page this week a noose with a message that stated, “If we want to make America great again, we will have to make evil people fear punishment again.”

“That’s her saying, we’ve got to get tough with these protestors, and using a noose to do it is just a dog whistle to all the other races in the world. Let’s hang the black people.”

Brunswick County Schools said their investigation showed that the teacher resigned on May 26, still the parent said this makes her wonder about the schools screening process.

“We really do need to know who’s teaching our children, and what they’re teaching them.”

The Parent said it is scary to think that any teacher her two children might have had could have negatively influenced them.

The parent said she could only imagine what it is like for others.

“I’m a white person, so the influence on my child is completely different, now imagine if I had a black son who’s been raised or taught by this teacher…or disciplined by this teacher, I can’t even imagine being in that woman’s shoes right now.”

A Brunswick County Schools spokesperson said in a statement, “We are a community of diversity, inclusion, and respect for each and every person.”

WWAY also reached out to the teacher involved in this story, but she did not immediately return our request for a comment.