Port Chester school board president says he was hacked following controversial Facebook comments

Thomas Corbia, the president of the Port Chester School Board, says his Facebook was hacked Thursday after community members were outraged by controversial comments posted with his account.

News 12 Staff

Sep 18, 2020, 2:23 AM

Updated 1,340 days ago

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A local school board president is responding about some controversial comments on a Facebook post.
Thomas Corbia, the president of the Port Chester School Board, says his Facebook was hacked Thursday after community members were outraged by controversial comments posted with his account.

A friend of Corbia’s apparently shared a post that said, "I'm selling my white privilege card. It's just over 77 years old and it hasn't done a damn thing for me. No inheritance, no free college, no free food, no free housing, etc. I may even be willing to do an even trade for a race card. Those seem way more useful and more widely accepted."
Under that post, there was a comment from Corbia’s account that said, "Tommy, you are the f****** best and whoever doesn't like that post, well they know what they can do."
During Thursday night’s virtual Board of Education meeting, Corbia responded to upset parents and community members, saying he's been hacked three times since the onset of summer.
"One of it was corrected immediately. Thought we had it done. Then I was hacked into the internet and then hacked again I guess sometime in late August or early September...which I was alerted to last night. So, I apologize if it offended anybody,” he says.
Corbia said friends of his alerted him to the comment Wednesday night. However, some are not so quick to believe he was hacked.
The school board is handing the matter over to its ethics committee for guidance on what steps should be taken next.


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