Amy Strickland, the assistant principal for Booker T. Washington in Norfolk, Virginia, is at the center of controversy after she manually retweeted this post from a parody account.
The tweet originated from @OrNahhTweets. Strickland's students noticed the tweet and were furious.
On Monday, students organized a walkout. Strickland is new to Booker T. Washington as of this year.
On Tuesday, the school board told reporters they were investigating the situation. The NAACP issued a statement, as well, condemning Strickland's actions.
Strickland issued a statement on Thursday, saying that both her daughters went to prom with African-Americans.
Strickland explained that she shared the tweet with her daughter and didn't find it racist. She also cited her work with African-American students.
"I have devoted years of my life to educating students in a predominantly African American school and was named Teacher of the Year for the predominantly African American Portsmouth school system last year. Partly because of my exemplary record of working well and achieving success in an urban school system, I was hired this fall as Assistant Principal at Booker T. Washington."