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Former yearbook advisor who referred to student as 'Black Guy' resigns

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Posted at 3:41 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 15:41:36-04

NASHVILLE — The former yearbook advisor at Brown County High School who referred to a student as 'Black Guy' in a photo caption in the 2020 yearbook has resigned.

According to a letter posted to the district's website from Brown County Schools Superintendent Dr. Laura Hammack and high school Principal Matthew Stark, Dr. Greg Mosley, the former yearbook advisor has resigned from his employment with Brown County Schools.

"While the incident involving our student and the ensuing process has been extraordinarily difficult, we hope it is clear that disrespectful acts and attitudes such as these are not tolerated," Hammack and Stark said in the statement.

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Mosley's resignation comes just four days after the district announced that he would no longer serve as yearbook advisor and was suspended two weeks without pay.

The caption was printed in the yearbook under a photo of one of the school's basketball teams.

Hammack and Stark on Friday said that the district's investigation of the incident did not identify any current or former students who were involved "in the creation of the offensive content." The district's investigation concluded Mosley was solely responsible for the error.

"I am extremely proud of both Brown County Schools and the larger Brown County community regarding how we have come together to affirm this is neither who we are nor who we want to be," Hammack and Stark wrote. "Moving forward, let's please all work to overcome the unprecedented challenges we are facing to make this the best possible school year."

In a previous letter to the community, the district said the student and Mosley had agreed to a restorative conference "where the harm that was caused is acknowledged, the individual causing the harm is held accountable, and an honest discussion about the harm caused by this inexcusable act is conducted."