Prince George's County Public Schools employee retires, admits to using racial slur in dispute

A Prince George's County elementary school librarian will retire after she admitted on camera to using a racial slur.

A viral video posted online two weeks ago by Dawn Tolson-Hightower shows the librarian admitting to calling Tolson-Hightower's husband a derogatory slur.

The incident happened after a dispute over a parking spot at a Charles County Walmart, while Tolson-Hightower was with her husband and two children.

She posted the video on Facebook, and quickly found out the woman in question worked at Potomac Landing Elementary School in Fort Washington.

School board member Edward Burroughs says the employee has decided to retire effective Dec. 1.
She'll receive her full benefits.

Authorities haven't released the employee's identity.

"I mean, the most important thing is she's not interacting with our students anymore. That's what parents care about and that's what teachers care about and that's what I care about," said Burroughs.

Interim Prince George's County Schools CEO Monica Goldson has said she's disturbed by the video and that the employee union agreement limited what she could do in response.

Goldson says students of color make up 90 percent of the school district and she's working to provide employees with bias training.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.