The principal of a K-12 school in Windsor, Vermont has been fired by her school board after a Facebook post in which she said she was against the “coercive measures” used by the far-left Black Lives Matter movement, according to the New York Post.
Tiffany Riley, principal of Windsor School since 2015, declared on Facebook that while she “firmly believe[s] that Black Lives Matter,” “I DO NOT agree with the coercive measures taken to get this point across; some of which are falsified in an attempt to prove a point,” adding that she does not believe that “people should be made to feel they have to choose black race over human race.”
Riley also expressed her support for law enforcement, stating that “while I understand the urgency to feel compelled to advocate for black lives, what about our fellow law enforcement?” She finished the post by saying that “Just because I don’t walk around with a BLM sign should not mean I am racist.”
As a result of her post, the Mount Ascutney School District Board held an emergency meeting in which they voted unanimously to place her on suspended leave. Describing themselves as “uniformly appalled” by her statement, the board baselessly accused Riley of displaying “ignorance, prejudice, and lack of judgment.”
The superintendent of the board, David Baker, confirmed that the board is currently working on a “mutually agreed upon severance package,” claiming without evidence that “the community has lost faith in her ability to lead.” Riley defended her comments in an email to the school board, pointing out that her words had been “taken completely out of context.”