Son of principal in racial controversy joins her in hot seat; but says tweets weren’t his
Cartersville, GA — Travis Gordeuk, the son of TNT Academy Principal Nancy Gordeuk, is joining his mother in the hot seat.
Recently posted on his Twitter account were a number of controversial statements. In one of them, he used the N-word and said if anyone had a problem with him to, “Come and see me.”
Another tweet mentioned his actual address.
Gordeuk’s mother was involved in a racial controversy over the weekend at a graduation ceremony. Video shows Nancy Gordeuk standing at the podium in front of a live microphone as she says, “You people are being so rude, to not listen to this speech.”
As commotion grows in the audience, she blurts out, “Look who’s leaving, all the black people,” prompting cries from the audience and an even larger exodus.
Gordeuk, in a statement to CNN, apologized for her “offensive comment” and said “my emotions got the best of me.”
“I deeply apologize for my actions made in the emotional state of trying to let this last student finish his speech. I take a personal interest in the success of every student that comes through our doors without regard to their race, religion or ethnicity.”
Travis Gordeuk wasn’t home when CBS46 arrived at his home, but people that live with him said the principal’s son never posted that tweet. Instead, they said his social media accounts were hacked.
Neighbors said they’ve never known him to be racist.
“He hangs out with a mixed group of people,” said Heidi Carter.
People who live next door went on to say that he’s a nice person.