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North Carolina principal criticized for racist post about UNC shooter

A principal from Wayne County schools in North Carolina is drawing criticism for her racist Facebook post about the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill shooter.

Wendy Waters, the principal at Spring Creek High School, made a Facebook post about alleged shooter Tailei Qi just two days after the fatal shooting on Monday, August 28, WRAL reports. In the post, she called herself a “mad mamma.”

Waters speculated that the alleged shooter was a spy for the Chinese Communist Party. The full post reads as follows:

“What? He only came to our country in 2022 from the UNIVERSITY OF WUHAN!!! My bet is he’s a Chinese Nationalist as a “visiting student” stealing our intellectual property working for the CCP!! There is nothing WHITE about him and since this is now at my front door I will not let them get away with their gaslighting BS!!!

WE NEED TO DECOUPLE FROM PEOPLE WHO HATE US!!!

Coming from a mad mamma!!!”

Wayne County School District said in a statement that Waters’ comments “do not reflect the views of the school district,” CBS 17 reports. The district is currently reviewing the matter.

The North Carolina Asian American Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus has issued a statement condemning the post.

“The Asian American community in North Carolina is deeply offended and hurt by Ms. Waters’ racially charged comments on social media,” the North Carolina Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Legislative Caucus wrote in a statement Wednesday, NC Newsline reports.  “We hold our educators and principals to the highest standards as they serve as role models for our children. While North Carolina is mourning the loss of Dr. Yan, we see an outpouring of support for the UNC community and our local Asian community from across the state.”

Waters has not personally addressed her post as of September 6.

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