Caroline County Supervisor Clay Forehand publicly apologized at the board of supervisors meeting this week for a comment he made on Facebook about disruptive students.

Forehand had been discussing how hard teaching has become and wrote last week that the job was “even harder when the federal and state says you can’t expel or move someone out of a classroom or school for doing horrible things in school because he may have some sort of disability or additional Melatonin in his skin.”

Forehand apparently meant melanin, a dark pigment occurring in hair and skin, and some on the Caroline community Facebook page questioned him about the comment.

Forehand apologized on Facebook the next day, and again at the supervisors’ meeting on Tuesday. In his written statement, he said the subject matter swayed off course as he was talking about a new store opening in the county.

Forehand was responding to a social media poster’s comment about why enrollment is decreasing in Caroline County schools.

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