A woman in Connecticut is being roundly and rightly condemned for spitting at a black man and woman in a grocery store and repeatedly calling them the N-word.
In a video of the incident that was widely shared, Corinne Terrone berates the pair at a Shop Rite in East Haven. The spread of the video has resulted in Terrone resigning from her position as a clerk at Hamden Public High School. School administrators say that they have filed a report with the Department of Children and Families because Terrone's children were present during the incident.
“The language the employee used in the video is in conflict with the values of the Hamden Public School System,” the district said in a statement. “Someone who will use that sort of language in any setting, whether public or private, is not someone we want anywhere near our children. The employee is separated from service, and we hope that her children will receive the support they need after witnessing such a traumatic event.”
While no police reports have been filed, the East Haven police saw several offenses should a report be filed.
“We have a lot of avenues to go down if somebody were to reach out to us,” Lieutenant Joseph Murgo said, according to the New Haven Register.
In addition, Hamden mayor Curt Leng released a statement condemning Terrone's actions.
“What I saw was vile and shocking. While I am disgusted and disheartened seeing such hateful behavior, wildly unacceptable anywhere,” the statement read. “I am thankful for the swift and effective actions taken by our school system to address this head on and make clear that hate and violence will not be tolerated.”