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Thu May 28, 2020, 09:42 PM

Bethel School District wrestling coach fired over social media post about George Floyd

Source: KIRO 7

The Bethel School District told KIRO 7 on Thursday that it has fired a first-year high school wrestling coach after investigating a social media post that showed him on the ground with a knee on the back of his neck as he smiles and gives a thumbs-up.

"We have completed our investigation. Dave Hollenbeck is no longer employed by the Bethel School District. His behavior was not consistent with our equity initiatives and nondiscrimination policies,” said district spokesman Doug Boyles.

The post was in reference to George Floyd, who died Monday after Minneapolis police pinned him to the ground with a knee to the neck. Viral video showed Floyd pleading that he could not breathe.


“This is for all the race baiters and people that don’t What (sic) they’re talking about when they’re saying that this could kill you,” read the Facebook post, which appeared to have since been deleted from the coach Dave Hollenbeck’s page.

Read more: https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/not-dead-yet-bethel-school-district-investigates-wrestling-coachs-george-floyd-post/R4XYTSLAJFFYJKTCNRE6MTBKRM/



Next stop for coach Hollenbeck Fox News or some "christian school of college."

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Reply Bethel School District wrestling coach fired over social media post about George Floyd (Original post)
Botany May 28 OP
bucolic_frolic May 28 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot May 28 #2
Stallion May 28 #3
dixiegrrrrl May 28 #13
Aristus May 29 #18
dware May 28 #4
Miguelito Loveless May 28 #10
relayerbob May 28 #17
NoMoreRepugs May 28 #5
progree May 28 #6
LiberalFighter May 28 #7
canuckledragger May 28 #8
icymist May 28 #9
rpannier May 28 #11
47of74 May 28 #12
Cha May 28 #16
Talitha May 28 #14
Cha May 28 #15
Collimator May 29 #19
FreddyWhite May 29 #20

Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:47 PM

1. Alarming that he thought it a good idea at the time

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:48 PM

2. Not only is he an awful person, he's a stupid person

for posting evidence of his awfulness on social media. The good thing about social media is that it lets us know who the awful people are.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:53 PM

3. The Unemployed Need to Watch the News for Job Openings These Days

kind of like the reports of New Yorkers reading obituaries for rent controlled apartments

Oh well I guess some deserved unemployed wrestling coach will be tickled to take his job

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Response to Stallion (Reply #3)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:51 PM

13. Maybe he can ask Gym Jordan for a reference. n/t

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Response to Stallion (Reply #3)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:18 AM

18. See who gets fired, then apply for their job. Smart.

It reminds me of a joke I heard once that took place on the home front in World War II. The housing shortage was a nightmare, and people were going to outlandish lengths to obtain lodging. A guy was walking by the river when he saw someone drowning. He rushed to the water's edge and asked for the man's name and address. The drowning man told him, then sank beneath the surface. Our guy rushes to the address and asks to rent the spare room, telling the owner "Your lodger just drowned in the river." The owner replied "I'm sorry, sir; you're too late. The room was just rented by the man who pushed him in."

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:54 PM

4. LOL,

when are these fucking idiots going to learn that putting shit like this on the internet where anyone can see it is a very bad idea?

I guess in a way, it's a good thing, that way we get to know who the racist assholes are.

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Response to dware (Reply #4)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:36 PM

10. In order to understand it is a bad idea

One must know it is wrong. They think they are right, so why not share their “rightness”.

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Response to dware (Reply #4)

Thu May 28, 2020, 11:48 PM

17. Hopefully, they'll never learn

IT makes it that much easier to catch when they openly out themselves

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:08 PM

5. Gym Jordan will probably reach out to him shortly.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:08 PM

6. A knee pinning the neck to the ground can't kill you???????? Seriously??????

“This is for all the race baiters and people that don’t What (sic) they’re talking about when they’re saying that this could kill you,” read the Facebook post,

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:09 PM

7. Why did they even hire him? Being a "professional wrestler" is not the same.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:15 PM

8. It's funny that those that use the term 'race-baiting'

...are pretty much always the ones 'race-baiting' themselves, while pretending they're not racist.

Because it's fucking always projection with conservatives

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:31 PM

9. That guy is an idiot.

F - em'

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:37 PM

11. Next stop is likely GoFundMe

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:43 PM

12. My words of wisdom to this coach.

Bed.

Made.

Lie.

Go fuck yourself.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #12)

Thu May 28, 2020, 11:43 PM

16. that's what I said.. he's learned NOTHING.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:53 PM

14. Good. What a damn fool.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 11:42 PM

15. GOOD! NOW FO.. Dave Hollenbeck..

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:36 AM

19. So George Floyd isn't dead?

If it wasn't a knee to the neck what was it? And the idiot posting that picture is missing the larger point.

The police killed a person with excessive force. They were not defending their lives in a shoot out or dealing with a meth-enhanced machete-wielding super-villain. A man is dead at the hands of law enforcement personnel whose motto is supposed to be "Serve and Protect".

A man is dead because he is black. By and large, the police in this country do not believe that black lives matter, and the courts and our elected officials are behaving in the same way by not holding them accountable.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 05:16 AM

20. so glad to see some justice

These people have become so embolden. I bet he's an asshole of a coach. Who knows how many kids were getting hazed and bullied by him. Seriously, firing a coach with this poor of judgment is the best thing for that school district

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