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Teacher's aide who posted blackface photo no longer employed by school

Posted at 4:24 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 18:24:56-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah — A teacher's aide at Copper Hills High School who was removed from her position after she posted a photo of herself in blackface to social media is no longer employed by the school.

The employee, who went by the name Megan Nichole on Instagram, used the photo along with the caption "No politics. No covid. No negativity. Post a picture of something black from your camera roll. The more random, the better! I'll give you a color for your own page!"

A spokesperson for the Jordan School District told FOX 13 Friday the aide is no longer employed by the district, but would not say whether she was fired or resigned.

When the photo first came to light, district and school officials quickly condemned the action.

"Copper Hills High School does not tolerate or condone racism in any form." said Sandy Riesgraf, Director of Communications for the district. "Our school stands for respect and inclusion where all are free to learn and work in a safe, welcoming environment."