A white school superintendent who posted online, “You can’t count on a black quarterback,” in reference to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, has resigned.
In a letter Saturday to the Onalaska school board, Lynn Redden said his comment posted earlier in the week on the Houston Chronicle’s Facebook page was “wrong and inappropriate.”
He also apologized to Watson, and pointed out that Watson could have criticized him for his comment but instead “chose peace and positivity.”
Redden had criticized Watson for letting the clock run down before completing a pass in a 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans last week.
Redden’s comment prompted the school board to convene a special meeting Saturday. companies in the U.S.
The company says it was not at fault and told the newspaper its employees wake up each day “dedicated to our mission to keep people safe.”
Records show that one division of the company, Atmos Mid-Tex, has received more than 2,000 citations alleging violations of pipeline safety rules over the past decade. That’s more than other large operators in Texas.
Federal authorities say a former Peruvian army sergeant accused of involvement in the 1991 killing of 15 villagers in his home country has been captured in San Angelo.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement that agents arrested 48-year-old Dennis Wilfredo Pacheco-Zambrano. A division of ICE that tracks human rights violators and war criminals provided a tip that led agents to begin searching for Pacheco-Zambrano in the area. He was taken into custody last week.
ICE officials say Pacheco-Zambrano is wanted for participating in a military operation in Santa Barbara, Peru, that involved the torture, rape and killing of villagers. ICE says the incident became known as the Santa Barbara Massacre.