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Principal On Leave After Black Lives Matter Post

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A Vermont school principal has been placed on paid administrative leave for a post on social media about the Black Lives Matter movement that “uniformly appalled” the school board.
Windsor School principal Tiffany Riley wrote on her personal Facebook page last week that she firmly believes that black lives matter but she said she did not agree with what she described as “the coercive measures taken to get to this point across; some of which are falsified in an attempt to prove a point.”

The comments were shared among the community and a group of recent graduates called the post “insanely tone-deaf.”

The Mount Ascutney School Board held an emergency meeting Friday afternoon and voted unanimously to place Riley on administrative leave.

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