Racially-charged tweet on Ferguson shooting to get Texas teacher fired

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    Racially-charged tweet on Ferguson shooting to get Texas teacher fired

    Published November 10, 2014


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    Texas English teacher Vinita Hegwood is out of a job after tweeting that those who disagreed with her about the racially-charged shooting in Ferguson, Mo., which sparked looting and riots, could kill themselves. (Duncanville Independent School District, AP)



    A Texas teacher who posted a profanity-filled tweet over the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. -- telling those who disagreed with her to "kill themselves" -- is being fired, school officials said Monday.


    Vinita Hegwood, an English teacher at Duncanville High School, was suspended without pay Monday pending her discharge after posting a "reprehensible" message on her personal Twitter account, according to the Duncanville Independent School District.

    On Friday, Hegwood tweeted the following: "Who the f--k made you dumb duck a-- crackers think I give a squat f--k about your opinions about my opinions RE" #Ferguson? Kill yourselves."

    In Duncanville, there was speculation on social media that Hegwood, who had tweeted actively during the turmoil in Ferguson in August, was responding to angry online retorts directed at her. Hegwood, who has been with the school district for two years, could not be reached for comment.

    A grand jury is expected to announce this month whether it will indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brown, an unarmed black man who was killed by a white police officer following a scuffle in August in a St. Louis suburb. The events surrounding the shooting have been under investigation by a county grand jury, which will determine whether there is probable cause to indict Wilson in the shooting.

    "Who the f--k made you dumb duck a-- crackers think I give a squat f--k about your opinions about my opinions RE" #Ferguson? Kill yourselves."
    - Tweet from Texas teacher Vinita Hegwood

    Brown's death ignited racial tensions and sparked mass rioting in the streets of Ferguson -- unrest area residents and law enforcement fear may happen again should the grand jury chose not to indict Wilson.

    Hegwood's tweet and account were deleted shortly afterward, but the school said it took "swift action and exercised the fullest disciplinary action allowed under district policy."

    "Ms. Hegwood was placed on suspension without pay pending discharge," the school district said during a morning press conference Monday. "Under state law, a school district’s Board of Trustees 'fires' staff members, and the district will pursue that action with the board soon. In the meantime, the teacher has been placed on suspension without pay, pending discharge."

    "The district wants the community to know that the actions of this one individual does not and should not represent the school district," said school officials in Duncanville, a city of just under 40,000 in Dallas County.

    In her Twitter account, which has been taken down, Hegwood described herself.

    "Mother. Daughter. Sister. Wife. Teacher. Delta. Football fan. Still defining and fine tuning the awesomeness that is me," it read.

    The White House on Friday emphasized its commitment to defusing continued tensions over the Ferguson police shooting. President Obama spoke Friday with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Justice Department officials who stepped in after the shooting.

    In St. Louis, meanwhile, the department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services met with top commanders from Ferguson, the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County and the Missouri Highway Patrol at a two-day session that concluded Friday.


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    Haters gonna hate.

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    Did I read it right - she did not think Brown was wrong?

    Guess I was surprised she was fired.
     
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    Give Vinita chance.

    Give Vinita chance.

    Who am, a bad teacher?
     
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    Hope she is on the front lines when the rampage starts.
     
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    Can't believe she is a teacher. We are doomed.
     
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    someone please read and tell me what I should think....:hat:
     
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    She won't. Liberals are cowards.
     
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    Maybe this whole Ferguson thing will help cleanse us of some of these problems.
     
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    Then I hope that during all of the confusion from the riots the police are too busy to respond to her 911 call for assistance.
     
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    Not with this administration. These poor officers that have to wonder WTF they are doing out there risking their lives against the criminals. Then the president and AG back up the criminals.
     
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    Once the bullets start flying the tide will change.
     
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    hahahaha back on ebt you go bitch :owned:
     
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    After the coming riot and destruction of property, Ferguson will look like a ghost town. Many businesses will move away. That happened after the LA riots. You shouldn't shit in your own cage.
     
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    They should not shit in anyone's cage. We need leaders who do not encourage that type of behavior.
     
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    Many already have. Just wait till welfare gets cut off.
     
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    The LA riots were encouraged by the mayor at the time and Maxine Waters. She got up there in front of the news and told those Compton constituents of hers to take to the street and show the people what they think of the verdict. I can still hear her saying "no justice, no peace", all over the news stations.
     
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