Battlefield High School

Battlefield High School

An assistant baseball coach at Battlefield High School in Haymarket is no longer an employee of the Prince William County school system following racist posts on social media, Principal Ryan Ferrera said Thursday.

The school system did not detail the posts in question, but screen shots sent to InsideNoVa.com showed remarks on the Bleacher Report's Facebook page in which the coach wrote "I'd put a knee on his neck too."

Ferrera called the posts highly degrading and offensive and say they have no place at Battlefield High School.

"The assistant coaching job was this individual's only role in our school, and I am writing to inform you that he is no longer an employee of Battlefield High School or PWCS," Ferrara said in a statement. "This type of behavior is not tolerated for anyone working with our students, families, and staff."

The case is the second this week involving a Prince William County public schools employee making racist remarks on Facebook. Earlier this week, a teacher's aide at Covington-Harper Elementary School was placed on administrative leave as school officials investigate a Facebook post in which she used the "n" word.

"I am sad, disappointed, and sorry that this happened. It is a great honor to be the Principal of Battlefield High School and I want to make sure that all of our students, families and staff feel the support and care that I have for them," Ferrara said.

Tags

(4) comments

MJMoonwalker

It's a good thing the governor has never used the n word, or he may have to resign....right..

PJC

Present times. Times have changed. People have changed. Some people will never change.

Joe Christmas

"the coach wrote 'I'd put a knee on his neck too."

That is not racist. He was giving his honest assessment of the situation up to that point.

tman

It was certainly a stupid thing to say. Particularly now.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.