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North Texas CPS worker fired for insensitive tweets

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A North Texas CPS worker has been fired for a string of racially insensitive tweets, some mentioning George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin.

WARNING: Some of the story below contains racially sensitive material

According to documents released to FOX4, on the termination of CPS Special Investigator Rita DeShannon, she opened her Twitter page back in 2009 under the name 'TexasPeanut'.

She tweeted a little in 2011, and mostly this past month.

But it was a string of racially insensitive tweets over the past few weeks, that got her fired this week.

It all seemed to start with a tweet on Monday, July 15, two days after Zimmerman's acquittal for manslaughter in the Martin case.

She wrote, "I'm really f***ing tired of being politically correct for nothing after all these years!"

She tweeted several more times that day, such as, "Trayvon Martin, thug in training, came up against an American gun owner, jumped the wrong person that night, he would have died young anyway."

DeShannon also posted, "Obama you were not like Trayvon Martin and he was not like your son... you were a privileged half black who attended elite schools and dated."

Most recently she tweeted, "I'm not a racist... I'll kill any color of person who tries to kill me first."

On July 30, DeShannon got a letter stating she was fired for violating rules of employment. Employees are not allowed to even appear prejudiced, including beyond regular work hours and on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

The letter concluded with, "The comments were inappropriate and inflammatory; for example the use of the word ni***tards."

That was referring to another July 15 tweet that read, "Of course the gov. will pursue civil rights charges to appease the ni***tards."

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