A Georgia high-school principal who went on a racist rant during the school’s graduation ceremony has been fired.
TNT Academy founder and Principal Nancy Gordeuk was caught on camera berating people in the audience for leaving before the valedictorian’s speech. Gordeuk had skipped over the graduate’s speech due to a mistake in the program. When some people got up to leave, she first demanded an apology for the valedictorian and then complained loudly, “Look who’s leaving, all the black people.”
TNT Academy’s board of directors voted to fire Gordeuk, and they sent a letter to the Gwinnett County NAACP, informing the organization of their decision:
In light of recent events, the board of directors of TNT Academy has moved to dismiss Nancy Gordeuk as principal. During the coming transition, we will continue to prioritize support for our most recent graduates. Moreover, we will continue our commitment to providing students with the best educational classes, transcription services, and academic credit recovery possible.
Before she was fired, Gordeuk sent out an apology email to the students’ parents claiming that “the devil was in the house” and asked them to forgive her for what she said. In an interview with NBC News, however, she didn’t seem to really understand why people were upset, saying, “I didn’t know ‘black people’ was a racist term.”
(Via Huffington Post)