• School board member resigns after making slur against tribe


    DARRINGTON, Wash. - A Washington school board member resigned after making a derogatory statement about Native Americans on social media.

    The Daily Herald reports Jeff Koble, a former member of the Darrington School Board, wrote: "On the Indian Casino how about calling it Drunk Indians and government handouts casino."

    Koble wrote the comment after the Sauk Suiattle Indian Tribe announced plans to open a casino near Darrington later this summer.

    Scroll down to continue reading

    More news from KIRO 7


    A follow-up message reads: "I made a mistake in sending this out."

    Koble resigned on June 15.

    He could not be reached for additional comment.

    Superintendent Buck Marsh said in a statement that the views expressed by Koble do not represent the views of the Darrington School Board or of the Darrington School District.


    Next Up: