An East Texas School Superintendant made an inappropriate comment Tuesday in an online section that he says he thought was a private message.
Lynn Redden is the superintendant of Onalaska Independent School District in Piney Woods about 75 miles north of Houston. Redden made a comment on the Houston Chroncicles website saying “you can’t count on a black quarterback”. Redden says when he made the comment he was referring to the last play of the game Sunday when Houston Texan quarterback Deshaun Watson held the ball until the clock ran out.
The school district posted to their website Tuesday evening that a special meeting would be held Saturday with school board to discuss Redden’s contract. The board also released a statement saying “Onalaska ISD refers that an inappropriate comment has been attributed to the districts superintendent. 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.
Redden says he regrets posting the comment and that he has since removed it.