The son of a Lilburn, Ga. educator, whose racist rant at a graduation ceremony went viral over the weekend, came to her defense — in her own fashion.
“If anyone has something to say about my mom and how she ran her graduation — come say it to my face,” Travis Gordeuk took to Facebook Saturday.
His language mirrored the racial vilification spouted by his mother, Nancy Gordeuk, on Friday, whose words inspired a massive walk-out caught on camera.
The ceremony featured 48 students graduating from her private TNT Academy located northeast of Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“Yall n—-s aren’t talkin about s–t so if u got somthing (sic) to say come see me face to face,” Gordeuk added.
The feisty son even invited those offended to stop by his Carterville address — sharing his location publically on the social media post.
The independent school’s founder lost her cool when she flubbed the ceremony’s program and forgot to introduce the valedictorian. Friends and relatives of graduates began to leave the church thinking the show was over.
“It was my fault that we missed it in the program,” Gordeuk pleaded with the crowd before becoming flippant. “Look who’s leaving — all the black people.”
The crowd gasped at the comment.
She then turned her attention to one man who recorded the whole thing and called him a “goober” and a “coward.”
The worst of Friday’s affair targeted black members of the audience.
In a later post, her son, Travis, said she was reacting to “someone standing up during the ceremony and walking around with a tablet.”
“My moma not racist one bit she’s done nothing but help kids so yall need to get stories straight,” he added.
The school’s director, Gordeuk, has since apologized to parents in an email shared with local media. In it, she blamed not herself, but Satan.
“The devil was in the house and came out from my mouth. I deeply apologize for my racist comment and hope that forgiveness is in your hearts,” Gordeuk wrote.
Her school for middle and high school students was the subject of critical reports in 2013 for being too easy compared to what kids face in Gwinnett Public Schools.
“It was pretty obvious that the rigor was not the same as what we require,” Georgia Department of Education officials told WSB-TV.
Though TNT Academy is accredited through the Georgia Accrediting Commission, its license as a nontraditional education center is up for review in 2016. It offers makeup credit for students failing courses at public schools.