Vinita Hegwood said in a statement that she was "reacting to a series of threatening and racist attacks" made against her and her "expressed opinions on Ferguson, Missouri," when, on November 7 in a fit of rage/bad judgement, she wrote, "Who the_____ made you dumb _____crackers think I give a squat ______ about your opinions. #Ferguson Kill yourselves."
Later that evening using the exact same bad judgement that lead her to post the first psychopathic tweet, she posted one that was even worse, saying, "You exhibit nigga behavior, I'm a call you a nigga. You acting crackerish, I'm a call you a cracker."
Texas needs to do a better job of vetting it's teachers. This woman is just a little cray, cray! Just a little.
Hegwood, whom the school district suspended last Monday, submitted her resignation Thursday, accepting responsibility for the tweets that she said were sent "emotionally and impulsively."
The Duncanville Independent School District's seven-member board declined to accept her resignation and insteadvoted to terminate her, district spokeswoman Lari Barager said.
District employees do have the right to free speech, Barager said, but Hegwood's comments were so egregious, the school was left with "no other option."
Hegwood, an English teacher, was in her second year at Duncanville High School near Dallas.
She apologized for any embarrassment her actions may have caused the district.