ROCKPORT, Maine – The vice principal of Camden Hills Regional High School has America’s enemy all figured out: “domestic white ‘Christian’ men with easy access to guns.”
After a lone gunman killed two civilians and a police officer in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the vice principal, Piet Lammert, took to Facebook to post his thoughts the next day:
It’s Small Business Saturday. Buy local
There’s a show in the Strom tonight. Buy tickets
The only terrorists we need to fear are domestic white “Christian” men with easy access to guns. Vote Bernie
That is all. Enjoy your day
Five Town CSD Superintendent Maria Libby criticized the post, but defended the administrator.
“I know Piet and he’s someone who genuinely accepts all people,” Libby tells WGME. “The post does not reflect who he is as a person.”
She didn’t stop there.
“It was a mistake,” Libby says. “It was a poor choice in words and it should never have been posted.” The superintendent didn’t specific what words would have been better to say.
After it was posted, Libby said the situation “has been handled,” without giving any specifics.
“I have investigated it and I have taken appropriate action,” Libby would only say.
Lammert took to Facebook to apologize to “those I offended,” but also to attempt to explain his comments.
I am writing to take responsibility and apologize for a post that I made on my private Facebook account yesterday. I mistakenly left my setting open to “Public” and in doing so made a post that offended some members of our community and beyond. I deeply regret doing so, take full responsibility, and hope that those I offended will accept my apology. Read More