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Tennessee firefighter placed on leave over controversial Facebook post

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue confirms it's looking into veteran engineer's social media activity

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The latest SMACSS (Social Media Assisted Career Suicide Syndrome) comes from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue says a veteran engineer is on paid administrative leave as the department looks into a Tuesday night social media rant. WZTV-TV says the post (above) was on Joe Pennington’s Facebook page and focused on the actions of President Joe Biden after eight Asian women were shot and killed in Georgia.

Harriett Wallace, WZTV-TV:

Less than an hour after we received that response, Pennington’s post and Facebook page were deleted. However, FOX 17 News took a screengrab of the post before that happened.

Later in the afternoon, his page was reactivated and Pennington said his Facebook account had been hacked.

But FOX 17 News noted at least one other racially sensitive post that had been made prior to this week.

In addition, Pennington made a sexually offensive comment about Vice President Kamala Harris.

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