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School investigating controversial social media posts

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GOSNELL, AR (KAIT) -

Some Gosnell Elementary parents said they are outraged after seeing what they called very offensive social media posts from what appears to be teachers.

Those posts were about the Black Lives Matter protest that blocked the I-40 bridge in Memphis for several hours Sunday night.

The Gosnell Superintendent said the school is investigating the incident and talking to several parents about the posts.

Parents said the comments on Facebook were racist.

The reported teacher said in the post that they would have ran over protesters if they were on the bridge or have police take them to jail.

The post also said that all lives matter and that the bridge is not a pedestrian walkway.

“If you are stupid enough to act like a fool on a bridge, then your life doesn’t matter,” the post states.

Those are just a few of the comments that angered parents.

Superintendent Bonard Mace said the district is reviewing the post carefully and fairly.

The parents said their view on the school will not change and they still believe Gosnell is a great school. 

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