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Port Chester school board president's alleged controversial comments ignite calls for his resignation

Some parents and community members are calling for the resignation of the school board president in Port Chester over alleged controversial comments made on social media.

News 12 Staff

Sep 18, 2020, 4:41 PM

Updated 1,341 days ago

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Some parents and community members are calling for the resignation of the school board president in Port Chester over alleged controversial comments made on social media.
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.
Community members say at the very least there needs to be an investigation into the alleged comments.
"I'm calling for an investigation to be launched into the posts found in connection with Tom Corbia," says Grace Herbert, of Port Chester. "It's extremely easy to prove if someone has been hacked via their IP address."
School board members say they are handing the matter over to their ethics committee for guidance on what steps should be taken next.


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