FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A volunteer firefighter for Franklin Township was recently suspended for racist remarks posted to Facebook. Now, the president of NAACP Middletown is calling for him to be fired.
Franklin Township officials say they'll meet with Tyler Roysdon on Sept. 27 to discuss remarks such as this:
Roysdon has been suspended indefinitely. Township officials have said such behavior is not acceptable, adding they'll be able to provide more information after that Sept. 27 disciplinary hearing.
Roysdon has also been accused of posting to social media he'd consider saving a dog before saving a human being:
Dora Bronston, president of NAACP Middletown, says a message must be clear that no racial bias of any source should be tolerated:
Joei Frame Roysdon, who identified herself to FOX19 NOW as the firefighter's wife, has said her husband admitted he said things that were wrong and has apologized.
"Everyone deserves a second change and is also entitled to their own opinion," she said.
Below is the township's full statement: