The posts gained attention after being highlighted by the Facebook page for Not In Our Town Billings, a group with 3,000-plus followers that advocates for progressive causes and in particular against hate speech.
Cara Auch, a parent of two Medicine Crow students, said she was troubled by the lack of response from district officials after Upham’s initial comments, especially with the start of school looming.
“I don’t know if I’m sending (my kids) to school here or if I’m switching schools,” she said.
On Friday, Upham said the investigation was “nearing completion of the process.” Hofmann has not been placed on leave, he said, and is currently serving as Medicine Crow’s principal.
Hofmann has received support from some Billings educators.
Billings Catholic Schools superintendent Shaun Harrington, who previously worked alongside Hofmann in several administrative roles in School District 2, sent an email of support to SD2 trustees.
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