School board member resigns after making slur against tribe

School board member resigns after making slur against tribe

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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.

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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.