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TNT Academy urges parents not to complain to state

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. – There are more allegations against the Atlanta-area school that made headlines after a video of its principal making racial remarks at graduation went viral.

During the graduation ceremony for TNT Academy on May 8, Nancy Gordeuk, the founder and director of the school, said, "Look who's leaving, all the black people!"

Gordeuk was later dismissed.


11Alive has learned that the same school is sending emails to parents, which some describe as intimidating.

One letter reads, in part (note: this is how the letter was sent. All grammatical and spelling errors were part of the original email):

Someone is threatening to file a complaint with the GA. Accrediting Commission. However, if one of the students or parents goes through with this threat, it will not be beneficial. Then TNT Will be Under investigation and "YOUR Transcripts" WILL NOT be accepted by any college or university. AS a Result, you students will be unable to attend any colleges or universites until the investigation is over. They do not get in a hurry for these invesitgations.

The Georgia chapter of the NAACP is outraged over the emails.

"We think this is deeply troubling, because they're trying to silence parents who have serious concerns about the quality of their children's education," said Francys Johnson of the NAACP.

The only public comment TNT Academy has made has been in a sign recently placed in front of the school. It says, in part, "Let's be the change, let's be a community that forgives and loves."