How Can Arkansas Schools Fight Bullying When Board Member Clint McCance Endorses It?

The color purple foe Clint McCance, the Arkansas school board member who called on “fags” to “commit suicide,” has brought the wrath of The Gays upon the Midland School District in Pleasant Plains. Protests are planned there for tomorrow, with activists and citizens around the state meeting to organize bus trips to demonstrate outside Midland High School where queer students undoubtedly attend.

Anthony Turner, the Midland alum who first reported McCance’s comments, appeared last night on AC360, where Anderson read a statement from Clint’s father Ron, who was as surprised by his son’s rhetoric as the rest of us.

Meanwhile, administrators at Midland continue distancing themselves. Say superintendent Dean Stanley in a statement:

The Midland School District, Board of Directors, administration, faculty, and staff do not support or condone the comments Mr. Clint McCance posted on his personal social networking page. Mr. McCance was not acting as an agent of the school board, but as a private citizen when this comment was posted. This post does not reflect the thoughts of the board or administration of the Midland School District.

The district strives to foster an environment that discourages all forms of bullying and an environment that encourages a safe and productive educational climate of all of our students. The district is very diligent in pursuing and addressing bullying of any variety on our campuses.

So Clint McCance Can’t Be Fired For Wishing ‘Fags’ Just ‘Commit Suicide’?