According to her profile on the popular networking website Linked In, Karon Wright describes her professional aspirations this way:
Eager to bring students into the twenty-first century using a unique combination of education and counseling experience coupled with thirteen years of healthcare background in physical medicine and rehabilitative counseling.
Those publicly stated aspirations seem to be in direct conflict with a comment allegedly made by the school counselor -- a comment that has gotten her in some very hot water.
Ms. Wright was a counselor at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Grand Prairie ISD. That was until the district announced that she has been "immediately relieved of all duties." The action was reportedly taken after an offensive remark written from her Facebook page (now removed from the web) was posted on WFAA-TV's Facebook page. The statement in question referenced to the tragedy in West, Texas.
WFAA's report states that the school district was quite clear in how they viewed the statement attributed to Ms. Wright, calling it "highly offensive, insensitive to the tragedy happening to our friends and neighbors in West, and disrespectful to the very human bond that we share with the people of West, especially those who have lost their loved ones."
The school has also removed any reference to Karon Wright from their Staff section on the website.
Image: Jackson Middle School
The sequence of events:
- Thursday, WFAA posted the text of President Obama's comments on the deadly explosion in West, Texas.
- Reportedly, the TV station's Facebook page was also hit with some negative comments about the president.
- Ms. Wright allegedly responded with the comment posted above - one that has since caused her to be relieved of all duties at the school.
- Other Facebook users took offense to Wright's comments and started sharing them across social media platforms, also including the name and email of her supervisor at the school.
Before the day was out, Karon Wright's employment was in question and the offensive comment removed from the WFAA Facebook page.
Ms. Wright sees things differently, claiming that her account was hacked. TheBlaze has been unsuccessful in our attempts to make contact with Ms. Wright through her Linked In account and other sources. We would like to know more about the alleged hacking of her Facebook account.
In a statement to the ABC TV affiliate, Wright wrote;
"My Facebook account was hacked and the statement that was made is not of my character. I am a school counselor who will never 1) jeopardize my family, 2) jeopardize my job, and 3) jeopardize the trust of the students, parents, staff, faculty, and administration of GPISD."
WFFA's website is also reporting that she has hired an attorney and filed a complaint with Facebook.
(H/T: Victor Medina - When Liberals Attack)