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UPDATE: Fox Valley Tech official releases statement following resignation after controversial comments found on social media

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TUESDAY 8/11/2020 3:27 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – A Fox Valley Technical College official who recently resigned after controversial statements were found on one of his social media accounts.

Christopher Jossart, former manager of media relation, has released a statement regarding his resignation, saying, “My attorney has advised me not to comment at this time.”

Jossart’s attorney may release a statement in the coming days.

FVTC provided WFRV Local 5 a statement Tuesday morning, say, “Christopher Jossart, manager of media relations, has resigned effective August 10, 2020, and has been relieved of his duties immediately. Our institution remains committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion that offers opportunity for all students, employees, and our communities.”

According to a statement from The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, Jossart “reportedly called the Black Lives Matter movement ‘a disgrace’ and ‘get rid of the anti-American filth causing cancer to our nation’ on a post about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is a Muslim. Jossart stated: ‘Islam is all over the world infiltrating every nation, and (Joe) Biden wants their beliefs in our already tainted public school curriculum.’ He also called COVID-19 ‘a hoax from China.'”

No other details are available at this time.

Original Story: Fox Valley Technical College official resigns after controversial comments found on social media

TUESDAY 8/11/2020 12:12 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – A Fox Valley Technical College official has resigned after controversial statements were found on one of his social media accounts.

According to FVTC, “Christopher Jossart, manager of media relations, has resigned effective August 10, 2020, and has been relieved of his duties immediately. Our institution remains committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion that offers opportunity for all students, employees, and our communities.”

While FVTC could not provide additional details, they did confirm to WFRV Local 5 that the posts called for the elimination of Black Lives Matter and warned of Islam infiltrating every nation.

According to a statement from The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, Jossart “reportedly called the Black Lives Matter movement ‘a disgrace’ and ‘get rid of the anti-American filth causing cancer to our nation’ on a post about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is a Muslim. Jossart stated: ‘Islam is all over the world infiltrating every nation, and (Joe) Biden wants their beliefs in our already tainted public school curriculum.’ He also called COVID-19 ‘a hoax from China.'”

Jossart provided a statement to WFRV Local 5, saying:

“My attorney has advised me not to comment at this time.”

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