A Middletown Schools special education classroom aide being investigated by the school system for allegedly using a racist slur in a Facebook comment has resigned, school officials said Thursday.
This news outlet first reported that special education classroom assistant Rebecca Montgomery was under investigation by school district officials.
The Miller Ridge Elementary staffer has resigned, said Middletown Schools Superintendent Marlon Styles Jr.
He declined to comment further.
The alleged Facebook post from Montgomery is in a comments section in response to a photo of an unidentified, young African-American girl. The post referenced an African-American slur with the final five letters replaced with asterisks.
The post also includes an emoji face shedding tears from laughing.
Montgomery started as a “substitute aide” with the school system in 2011 and was last employed as a classroom “paraprofessional” or teachers aide, according to district officials.