NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The comment about Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn was caught on camera while school board members were in a recess.
It's a video currently making the rounds on social media.
It wasn't during the actual school board meeting and the person who said it wasn't trying to make a public statement.
One of the board members can be heard saying, "Can we just go set Marsha Blackurn on fire."
A parent tells FOX 17 News a comment like that suggesting violence against a public official set a terrible example and she thinks the board member should step down.
One mother says, "The most concerning part is these are board members that are supposed to be the leaders for one of the two biggest school districts in Tennessee. And children are supposed to look up to them.”
Although we cannot confirm who is talking in the video, all social media banter points the finger at school board member Sharon Gentry.
FOX 17 News reached out to Gentry and every other school board member.
Gentry hung up the phone when FOX 17 News reached out.
The only board member who called back says the voice belongs to Gentry.
The comments came after Senator Blackburn raised questions about Judge Katanji Brown Jacksons' fitness to serve on the Supreme Court.
Chair of the Davidson County Democratic Black Caucus Jasper Hendricks, who was at Judge Jackson's confirmation hearing, says you have to consider the context.
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