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School Board In Westchester Votes To Charge President With Misconduct For Social Media Posts

The Port Chester School Board is charging former president Thomas Corbia with misconduct.
The Port Chester School Board is charging former president Thomas Corbia with misconduct. Photo Credit: File

The Port Chester Board of Education voted unanimously to charge School Board President Tom Corbia with misconduct after he allegedly posted racially-charged posts on social media last year.

Last year, Corbia said that his Facebook account was hacked multiple times, with at least one of those involving racist posts that went viral and landed him in hot water.

Following an investigation, the School Board announced on Monday, Feb. 8 that they were adopting official misconduct charges against Corbia, though no specifics were made public, with Board members stating it was confidential.

A hearing officer who will conduct the misconduct proceedings was also appointed, who will make a recommendation about his potential removal from the Board.

Corbia was first elected to the School Board in 2012.

According to multiple reports, the post in question said: “I’m selling my white privilege card. It's just over 77 years old and it hasn't done a damn thing for me.

“No inheritance, no free college, no free food, no free housing, etc. I may even be willing to do an even trade for a race card. Those seem way more useful and more widely accepted. Interested? Contact me on my non-obama (sic) cell phone that I have to pay for every month. Serious inquiries only.”

A comment with Corbia’s name appeared under it that read “You are the (expletive) best and whoever doesn’t like that post, well they know what they can do.”

Corbia was also implicated for sharing a different post from his Facebook account earlier this year that read “Illegal immigrants sent $56 billion in pure cash to their home countries last year alone.

“That’s after their kids enjoyed free education, free lunches, and free medical care paid for by you.”

Corbia has been largely quiet about the allegations and investigation into him, though he said during a meeting late last month that a statement is forthcoming.

“We are very, very close to that time, but it's just not going to be tonight.”

This is a developing story. Check Daily Voice for updates as new information is released.

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