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Board approves termination of Windsor principal over BLM comments

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Published: Jul. 28, 2020 at 1:21 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2020 at 10:40 AM EDT
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WINDSOR, Vt. (WCAX) - The Mount Ascutney School Board has voted to fire the Windsor School’s principal following comments she made online about the Black Lives Matter movement.

Tiffany Riley recently wrote on her personal Facebook page, “I firmly believe that Black Lives Matter, but I DO NOT agree with the coercive measures taken to get to this point...”

She went on to write that she does not think people should be made to feel they have to choose the black race over the human race. “While I understand the urgency to feel compelled to advocate for black lives, what about our fellow law enforcement? What about all others who advocate for and demand equity for all?” Riley wrote.

Board Chair Elizabeth Burrows sent out the announcement of Riley’s termination on Monday night but declined to comment further.

An evidentiary hearing is set to take place in the coming weeks.

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