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Taylor Co. Schools superintendent investigating teacher's alleged racist Facebook post

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TAYLOR COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - A small protest was held Thursday morning outside a Taylor County school. Parents were protesting the alleged racist remarks made by a Taylor County teacher.

Taylor County Superintendent Jennifer Albritton confirms they are aware of the alleged Facebook post and are investigating. 

Parents say it’s not the first time something like this has happened - and they won’t stand for it anymore.

“Who gives you the right to call someone a monkey, these are kids. These are five and six-year-olds,” says Lela Brown, a concerned parent.

Albritton confirms they are looking into allegations that a kindergarten teacher, Paige Brooks, at Taylor Primary School, may have written the comments which include the words “thugs” and “monkey”.

“I’m teaching thugs that have parents that do not care! Sad you probably won’t get your monkey back,” the comment said.

Parents with small children at the school are speaking out, saying these issues of race should have been buried years ago.

“This is 2018…where do they do that at except for Butler, Georgia,” Brown said.

“I don’t think these kids should be going through this in the school, I went through this when I was in school, they was racist,” Mickey Parker said, another concerned parent.

Brooks has been a teacher for over 20 years, and news of her post shocking to some parents whose kids once attended her class.

“She was a very nice teacher, always acted sweet or whatever, this situation is uncalled for,” Tyronda Bunkley said.

Taylor County Superintendent Jennifer Albritton released the following statement on the incident:

“We were made aware of the allegations against one of our employees, and we are investigating the matter. The employee is not in the classroom. At this time, we will not be able to comment further since it is a personnel matter."

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