Blue Earth Area (BEA) School Board members were victims of “fake news” started on social media last Wednesday.
“I did hear some rumblings about a post or two that was out there. My guess is that someone had misinformation and took to social media to express their frustrations,” says Superintendent Mandy Fletcher.
According to the writer of the post, some BEA football players and their parents wanted to honor military personnel during the homecoming game against LeSueur-Henderson at Wilson Field on Friday night.
Organizers of the ceremony reportedly had contacted area veteran groups to participate in the program.
But according to the posting, board members were not supportive of the idea at this time.
“There has never been anything on the School Board agenda to discuss such items,” says Fletcher.
There were nearly 60 people comments on the post, with most being critical of the board. Some people had questions and wanted more information, however, after several hours the post was deleted.
The district every year hosts the Veteran’s Day program, according to Fletcher, in appreciation for those who have served or currently in the military.
“I hope that shows our communities the gratitude and support to our veterans,” she adds.