Forsyth school employee's comments on First Lady spark online outrage

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- A Georgia elementary school employee is under fire for comments she made on social media directed at the First Lady of the United States.

Facebook comments shared by someone named Jane Wood Allen sparked anger online after the she called First Lady Michelle Obama a "gorilla" and said other negative things about her appearance. 

A spokesperson with the Forsyth County school system told Forsyth County News that officials were made aware of the posts on Friday morning and are looking into the situation.

"We have and will continue to address this issue with the employee next week,” the official said. “Racism and discrimination are not tolerated in Forsyth County Schools.”

An employee by the name of Jane Allen is listed as a paraprofessional at Chestatee Elementary School in Gainesville, Ga. 

Several viewers shared screenshots of the racially-charged posts, though 11Alive is choosing not to publish them until we are able to independently confirm the identity of the employee.

 

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