A white high school music teacher in Georgia is being investigated by school district officials over a Facebook post disparaging Jacob Blake.
The post from last week by Carol Doemel, director of orchestras at Lassiter High School in Marietta, is now being reviewed by the Cobb County School District to see if she violated any district policies, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The district’s human resources department is reviewing the matter, a spokesperson told the newspaper.
“We expect every employee to treat everyone with dignity, respect and empathy, both in person and online,” the school district said.
The post, which was no longer public as of Wednesday, claimed Blake — who was shot seven times in the back on Aug. 23 by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin — was an “accused rapist” who attacked a 15-year-old girl, claiming that’s why he had a warrant out for his arrest at the time, a screenshot shows.
“And people are upset about the police having to shoot this criminal?” the post continued. “And of course it makes perfect sense to burn businesses, attack people, torch the cars at a car dealership. And the Democratic leadership fully supporting these ‘peaceful’ protesters?!!! Are there still people who support this idiotic line of thinking?!”
Blake, who survived the shooting but was left paralyzed, was shot while leaning into his vehicle by Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey, who is white.
Cops were attempting to arrest Blake, 29, for violating a restraining order forbidding him from going to the Kenosha home of a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her on May 3, The Post reported Friday.
The felony warrant in the case was later vacated, although Blake is still facing criminal charges, according to a statement released by attorney Benjamin Crump.
Doemel, who joined the high school in 1993, declined to comment on the post Tuesday, the newspaper reports. She did not respond to a message from The Post Wednesday.
Jennifer Floyd, a former Cobb County teacher who shared the controversial post on Facebook, accused Doemel of being a racist while calling her unfit to teach students, as well as to work with black colleagues.
“As an educator, there’s no way you can have this much disdain and go to the classroom and not have that same energy,” Floyd told the newspaper.