Totally get the outrage at the idea that your kids are coming into daily contact with a Ku Klux Klan Member, but this is Florida – y’all have got alligators, crocodiles, mosquitos, constant downpours and a plethora of fucking idiots running around to worry about. David Borst working in “food services” at Wildwood Elementary should probably not be at the top of your list of “THINGS I AM ANGRY ABOUT TODAY,” especially considering that as far as I’m aware, it’s rather difficult to dish out mystery meat to young children with a side of abhorrent and pervasive racism. But hey, you change what you can change and let the rest of it roll off your shoulder.
I should probably mention now that I’m kidding, since lately it appears that a large portion of our readers don’t understand the concept of sarcasm, particularly when printed.
The parents of students at a Florida elementary school are outraged after learning that a police officer who lost his job after it was discovered he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan had been hired to work with their children.
Wildwood Elementary brought on former Fruitland Park deputy chief David Borst to work in food services at the school earlier this month.
He received the job just one year after he was forced to resign from the police force when an FBI investigation identified him as part of the white supremacist organization…
‘That’s terrible. Why would they let him around children?’ parent Samantha Verges told WFTV.
‘Kids are smart and they pick up on things. He might say a word or something and the child might hear it,’ added another parent, Yoma Isaac.(via)
False: kids are dumb. How do I know? Because I had to babysit a few psychotic children this past weekend and they were all morons. You’re telling me you’re 8 and still can’t spell “astronaut”? Please.
Not that it matters, since Borst was fired only three days into his job after a flood of outrage poured out onto Facebook:
Many of the angry parents took to Facebook after recognizing the disgraced cop, and the school decided to terminate his employment as a result just three days into the job.
‘I will be checking at this point to make sure he’s gone and not coming back. First thing in the morning, I think I’ll be in that office,’ said Verges.(via)
Oh shut up no you won’t, you’ll be sitting at home watching your soaps or whatever it is that you do during the day while the kids are out of the house. What, you think the school lied about firing the dude just to make everyone happy and then told him he could secretly work from the walk-in freezer as long as he stayed out of sight? I’m for sure every school is absolutely DYING to have a KKK member on its resume of staff members regardless of public opinion; you go get’em lady, you tell’em who’s boss.
While Borst has repeatedly denied that he was ever part of the KKK, an FBI investigation revealed that he had joined the organization in 2009 after being recruited by a fellow officer whom he had worked with. It’s 2015, people – who in their right minds thinks to themselves “Hmmm…the KKK, you say? Lemme get on that, PRONTO.”
[H/T Daily Mail]