GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. --The Genesee Intermediate School District launched a personnel investigation after a woman that has a similar name to one of their employees made a racist comment on social media towards an anchor named Sharon Reed in Atlanta.
The woman called the Reed the "N-word" in an email.
GISD said that their employee, Kathy Rae Szuch, who shares a name with the woman who sent the email thoroughly cooperated with the investigation and that based on information obtained through the investigation, she did not send the message.
The school says the result of the misidentification has been difficult for their employee, who has been bombarded with hurtful messages via social media following the incident.
Reed offered her own response to the incident.