The OfficialsÂ of aÂ Georgia school district has fired one of its employeesÂ after the employee, Jane Allen,Â described the USÂ first lady Michelle Obama as a gorilla on Facebook last week. Forsyth County Schools said in a statement that elementary school paraprofessional Jane Wood Allen was fired Monday. The statement reads in part:
â€œRacism and discrimination are not toleratedâ€ in the school district.
District spokeswoman Jennifer Caracciolo confirmed Monday that
the decision to fire Allen was made after officials learned of the
Facebook racist posting whereÂ Allen referred to the
first lady as a gorilla.
Allen wrote on her Facebook page:
â€œThis poor Gorilla. How is she going to function in the real world, by not having all of her luxurious vacations paid for anymore? She needs to focus on getting total make-over (especially the hair), instead of planning vacations! She is a disgrace to America!â€
Allenâ€™s Facebook page has since being deactivated.