Chief Francis Butch Ghent with the McDonald Green Volunteer Fire Department has been placed on administrative leave for two weeks following a racially insensitive Facebook post, according to a statement released by the fire department.
Ghent previously posted a status on Facebook reading, “Dear Police, stop responding to these black neighborhoods. They will eventually kill each other and the fake news won’t have a story.”
Ghent has since released an apology, saying his post was meant to “jab at the news media” rather than attack the Black community of Lancaster County.
The news of this situation obviously received some backlash and you can check out reactions below.