Florida teacher accused of hosting racist podcast

Citrus County School District says teacher suspended during investigation

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. - A Florida middle-school teacher has been accused of operating a white nationalist podcast.

The Citrus County School District said in a statement Sunday that the unidentified teacher was suspended while it investigates the claims, which were first reported in the Huffington Post.

Huffington Post identified the teacher, saying she used the alias Tiana Dalichov on podcasts and social media to espouse racist views. It reported that in one posted comment she said people of some races are more intelligent than others.

NBC News quoted an unidentified attorney for the teacher as saying that she "employed political satire and exaggeration" on the podcast, but that statements made about her having white nationalist views don't "have any truth to them."

The teacher didn't respond to a request for comment left on her Gab social media account.

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