Racist teacher's aide is fired after calling Michelle Obama a 'poor gorilla' and a 'disgrace to America'
- Jane Wood Allen, a teacher's aide at Chestatee Elementary School in Gainesville, Georgia, was fired over racist comments on social media
- Screen grabs show her referring to the First Lady as 'this poor gorilla'
- Allen is a 27-year veteran of the Forsyth County School District
- She apparently has a history of racially offensive comments on social media
- 'Racism and discrimination are not tolerated in our school district' the county school district posted on Facebook
A teacher's aide in Forsyth County, Georgia has been fired after making a racist comment about Michelle Obama on her Facebook page.
Jane Wood Allen, who worked as a 'paraprofessional' or teacher's aide at Chestatee Elementary School in Gainesville, was fired on Monday, according to the Forsyth County Schools Facebook page.
She had worked for the school district since 1989, according to Forsyth News.
Jane Wood Allen, a teacher's aide at Chestatee Elementary School in Gainesville, Georgia, was fired Monday after calling Michelle Obama a 'Gorilla' on her Facebook page
'Racism and discrimination are not tolerated in our school district. We are committed to ongoing staff training on the acceptance of all individuals,' wrote the school district.
Allen has taken down her Facebook page, but screen grabs making the rounds on social media show her calling Michelle Obama a 'gorilla,' according to WXIA.
A screen grab posted to a Facebook page dedicated to having her fired shows the post, which reads: 'This 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 a total makeover (especially the hair) instead of planning vacations. She is a disgrace to America!'
In a subsequent post, she reportedly wrote: 'I admire a gorilla more that I admire her. (Wait I forgot, she is a gorilla)! She is the worst example of a First Lady ever! (Oh sorry, I meant gorilla not First Lady)!' according to CBS46.