A federal judge declared that a New Jersey school district has the right to terminate a security guard who shared discriminatory content on his Facebook page, describing two suspects accused of killing a police officer as “black thugs” and suggesting white people riot against them.
U.S. District Judge Joseph Irenas ruled Thursday that Mary Czaplinski is not likely to win a lawsuit against the Vineland Public Schools asserting that the district violated her freedom of speech.
The security guard is hoping to get monetary damages from the school district. The site continues:
The guard was fired earlier this month for conduct unbecoming a public employee after a post about the shooting in Philadelphia. She also wrote that she was “praying hard” for the slain police officer, who was black. Her lawyer says she made a series of posts about the slaying when she was off work and at home.
The judge believes the security guard’s statements prevent her from fulfilling her daily tasks as a security guard.
SOURCE: WPXI | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty