Local superintendent under fire after 'black QB' remark about Texans' Deshaun Watson

By Robert Arnold - Investigative Reporter, Sophia Beausoleil - Reporter

HOUSTON - The superintendent for Onalaska Independent School District near Livingston is under fire for a Facebook comment he left on the Houston Chronicle's Facebook page.

Lynn Redden's post, which has since been deleted, contained a racially charged remark.

The comment was posted on the Houston Chronicle's Facebook page under an article about the Texans’ recent loss. The comment was deleted but not before someone took a screen-grab.

"That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I have seen in the NFL. When you need precision decision making you can't count on a black quarterback," the post said.

VIDEO: Social media reaction to the superintendent's comment

According to the Chronicle, Redden regretted the post and said he thought he was responding to a private message.

In the Chronicle’s article, they stated Redden said, "I wish it had never been posted."

"There's no place for it in public education and even if somebody holds that kind of view for him to say it in a public venue is beyond stupid,” said Mickey Fothergill who lives in Onalaska.

The Onalaska school board sent us this statement:

"The OISD does not condone negative comments or actions against any race. The district values every individual and therefore the district will take the appropriate measures to address the situation expeditiously and completely."

Channel 2 has learned the school board will hold a special meeting this Saturday to discuss possible action regarding the superintendent and his contract.

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