PLUM (KDKA) – A member of the Plum School Board who has published anti-Muslim comments on social media is no longer on the board.
The Plum area school board heard various speakers on Saturday before voting for the acceptance of Brian Wisniewski's resignation after his controversial Facebook article about Muslims in Congress.
"We do not have to be mean, mean and hateful, and I know this is not the raison d'être of the Plum School District," said Ken Huston, president of the NAACP branch in Allegheny. East.
In the message that has now been removed from his Facebook page, Wisniewski has posted: "Does this worry anyone that three of our Muslims in Congress have unrestricted access to our most secret government documents?"
It was a re-post.
Wisniewski subsequently resigned.
"Unfortunately, he shared what he shared with a temporary misjudgment, but he must be an example for our children and he was not setting a good example, so I think it's a good one not in the right direction, "plum resident Michael Devine said.
The council accepted Wisniewski's resignation and condemned his statement.
"The Board of Directors of the Plum Borough School District declares that the re-posting of an inappropriate, offensive and extremely insensitive message from Mr. Wisniewski on social media does not reflect the district's mission, principles and standards" said Plum's chairman of the board, Scott Coulson said.
"The district has made tremendous progress and we will not allow this unfortunate incident to prevent us from relentlessly engaging in the path of excellence and critical work of our students' exceptional readiness for success," Charlene said. Payne, communications specialist at Plum.
School board members did not answer questions about restore the diversity committee to help bridge the gap between different cultures.
"What they have to do is open up and say, we want help. We want to embrace our diversity and we must do what we need to do to make our district acceptable to all cultures and all breeds, "said Huston.