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W.Va. teacher under fire for Facebook post mocking gay-straight alliance

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A West Virginia school district is investigating a high school teacher over a Facebook post in which he appears to be mocking a planned meeting of the school’s gay-straight alliance.

David Foggin
David Foggin

David Foggin, a science teacher at Parkersburg South high school, ignited the controversy on Friday when he posted a meeting announcement for the club, with the following remarks:

“Club meeting at PSHS!! Rally around them and show ur (sic) support. We are also considering a drunks-t totaller(sic) club, drugged/sober club, smokeless tobacco vs smokes club, street racing, and deer poaching clubs. Please donate and support us. Thank u!!!(sic) I think I hear the drag already zinging.”

The post generated hundreds of comments, both in support of Foggin and those accusing him of bullying student, reports the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

Superintendent Pat Law said district officials were aware of the post and that “the situation is under investigation.”

When contacted at the school Monday, Foggin told the News and Sentinel he would not comment.

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