Georgia school director fired over racially-charged comment

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A Georgia school director who made racially-charged comments during a private school graduation ceremony has been fired.

TNT Academy principal and co-founder Nancy Gordeuk made headlines after last Friday's graduation, where she criticized some attendees for leaving early.

"Look who's leaving," she shouted. "All the black people."

The comment went viral and many asked for her resignation. Instead, they got an apology.

"The devil was in the house and came out from my mouth," Gordeuk said. "I deeply apologize for my racist comment and hope that forgiveness is in your hearts."

According to WXIA, the chair of the board of directors at TNT Academy wrote a letter to the NAACP informing them that the principal has been dismissed.

"In light of recent events, the board of directors of TNT Academy has moved to dismiss Nancy Gordeuk as principal. During the coming transition, we will continue to prioritize support for our most recent graduates. Moreover, we will continue our commitment to providing students with the best educational classes, transcription services, and academic credit recovery possible."

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