A Virginia parent-teacher association (PTA) official was asked to resign over the weekend after she said “let them die” in response to people protesting critical race theory.
“Today, the Virginia PTA executive committee requested and received the resignation of Michelle Leete, who served as Vice President of Training,” the Virginia PTA said in a statement on Saturday. “While not speaking in her role within the Virginia PTA, we do not condone the choice of words used during a public event on Thursday, July 15, 2021.”
Leete was captured on video last Thursday outside a school board meeting in Fairfax County, leading a counterprotest to critical race theory backlash. The official, who is also vice president of the county’s NAACP, said, “Let’s deny this off-key band of people that are anti-education, anti-teacher, anti-equity, anti-history, anti-racial reckoning. … Let them die.”