Illinois high school teacher accused of racist messages after comparing 'white privilege' to N-word

A northwest suburban Chicago teacher is accused of posting racist messages on social media.

FOX 32 tried to talk to the Palatine High School teacher, but she closed the door in our faces.

“Before I realized it was a teacher, I wasn’t surprised,” said Palatine resident Tim McGowan.

McGowan moved from the South Side of Chicago to the northwest suburb almost 17 years ago. Recently, he organized a Black Lives Matter protest.

Someone sent him the social studies teacher’s post and from there, McGowan contacted the Palatine-Schaumburg 211 School District.

A Palatine High School teacher is under fire over her social media posts.

A Palatine High School teacher is under fire over her social media posts. (Google Street View)

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“The representation isn’t there, so sure, there’s a lack of understanding from faculty and staff. Two days ago we emailed the board in regards to diversity and inclusion training for the staff and entire district,” McGowan said.

One message the teacher shared on Facebook said: “Wanna stop the riots? Mobilize the septic tank trucks, put pressure cannon on em... hose em down... the end.”

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Other posts included talk of a civil war, and wanting to buy a gun and start training. She also compared the term white privilege to the N-word.

“Sorry is just not cutting it anymore. The comments she made, that’s unacceptable,” she said.

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