High School teacher under investigation for insulting Facebook post

Queerty brought to light how this past weekend in Parkersburg South High School (PSHS) in Parkersburg, West Virginia, science teacher David Foggin came into spotlight after posting a picture on Facebook of a poster advertising meetings for the PSHS GSA club, making fun of the organization and students.

Foggin posted the picture with the following comment: "Club meeting at PSHS!! Rally around them and show ur support. We are also considering a drunks-t totaller club, drugged/sober club, smokeless tobacco vs smokes club, street racing, and deer poaching clubs. Please donate and support us. Thank u!!! I think I hear the drag already zinging."

News and Sentinel reports that he was suspended Tuesday morning and will be for the remainder of the week, as confirmed by the Wood County Schools Superintendent, Pat Law.

The suspension will be brought to the school board's attention when they return to session after Spring Break. Where they will decided if the suspension is paid or unpaid, or anything else they might decide.

Foggin has made subsequent Facebook statuses: He claimed he was planning to run for sheriff in 2020. He said, he loves everyone and promotes fairness and equality. He also made several comments about protecting the First Amendment through the use of the Second Amendment.

It is shocking that a teacher, someone who is looked up to, could say such demeaning and harmful words on a massively public forum. 

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