An all-girls Catholic high school in Montgomery County, Maryland fired a substitute teacher and field hockey coach after discovering he supports the white supremacist movement, even working for Richard Spencer’s think tank.
Gregory Conte was fired from his positions at Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, Maryland according to a letter sent home to parents from school president and CEO Kathleen Ryan Prebble, reported Fox 5. He had been with the school since at least August of 2014.
Students had discovered through social media that Conte was “a member of the ‘alt-right’ movement” under an “alternate identity.”
“Prior to his firing, he was successfully using an alternate identity in his work with his atrocious group,” Prebble said in the letter. “As for his potential impact on our girls, I conducted an investigation at the time of his firing and determined there was no reason to think that he negatively influenced any of our girls with his philosophy.”
Conte used the alias ‘Gregory Ritter’ on Twitter, he tweeted controversial things such as, “Hitler did not commit any crime.”
Conte was also caught on video at the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017.
The white supremacist says he understands why the school fired him over his racist mentality and support of a genocidal mass murderer.
“I don’t regret it,” Conte said. “I obviously liked working at the school and I miss everybody, but I understand the political situation and I expected them to act as they did.”
“The school is just trying to protect its own position,” said Conte. “I get why they are doing that. They are doing it because they are put in an awkward position where they have employed somebody with whom they had no problem and whose views did not at all adversely affect their school’s operations.”