ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Local parents are outraged after seeing a Clay County school employee's comments about the late Jordan Davis.
"We'll continue to wait for justice for Jordan," said Davis' mother, Lucia McBath McBath gave that tearful speech right after the trial. Her picture was posted on Facebook and got hundreds of likes and comments, many of them supportive, except for some.
"She stated, 'She had a thug for a son' and another comment said, 'Hope the black boy burns in hell.' Everybody is pretty much appalled by that. It's uncalled for," said a concerned parent who didn't want to be identified. The parent said the Oakleaf Junior High teacher's posts were unacceptable.
Action News has learned that Susan Wright has been with Clay County Schools for 15 years. "How do I know that I can trust my child to be around her or someone else can trust their child to be around her with the attitude that she's harboring?" said the parent.
The Clay County School District said they're investigating the matter. We wanted an explanation so we went to Wright's house. Her husband answered the door and said, "She didn't make any comments about Jordan Davis and his mother." He also told us that he didn't think she wanted to talk to us because it will cause problems with her school. Wright eventually said she didn't want to talk.
Parents are however, speaking out, demanding that the district fire her. "At the end of the day a life was lost and he's not here to defend himself," said the parent.
In a statement released to Action News, an attorney for Jordan Davis' family said, "We hope the school system takes a serious look at Ms. Wright's character if she indeed has so offensively and prejudicially judged Jordan Davis. If she made these posts, her ability to maintain a position of judgment over children is in serious question."