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A Baltimore Substitute Teacher Was Fired After Students Discovered His Secret White Supremacist Identity Online

Gregory Conte was fired from his positions as substitute teacher and field hockey coach at Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, MD, after his ties to white supremacy groups were discovered.

Several students at the all-girls Catholic high school discovered on social media that Conte had been using an alternate identity with his work for the hate groups. Using the alias “Gregory Ritter” on Twitter, Conte proved himself to be a trash human being, tweeting out things like “Hitler did not commit any crime.” They also found footage of him at the infamous and hateful Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA. 

Conte spoke to Fox 5 DC regarding his firing. “I don’t regret it,” he said. “I obviously liked working at the school and I miss everybody, but I understand the political situation and I expected them to act as they did.”

Conte is currently the director of operations at the National Policy Institute, Richard Spencer’s “think tank,” and he is not hiding in the face of all the press he is receiving, now using his real name. He’s also continued to spout white nationalist talking points: “Diversity leads to social problems, it leads to conflict, it leads to war,” he told WJLA-TV.

School President and CEO Kathleen Ryan Prebble sent home a letter to parents on Thursday explaining the situation and the school’s course of action, according to Buzzfeed: “Prior to his firing, he was successfully using an alternate identity in his work with his atrocious group. As for his potential impact on our girls, I conducted an investigation at the time of his firing and determined there was no reason to think that he negatively influence any of our girls with his philosophy.”

Meghan is the Life Editor and a National Features Writer for Her Campus. A senior at the College of the Holy Cross studying English and History, she hopes to one day write a novel (or at least edit one) and is constantly in search of a good book to read, her next cup of coffee, and a dog to pet.
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