Councilman issues apology over Facebook "snafu"
BATON ROUGE- Metro Councilman Ryan Heck apologized to an LSU graduate student who said in an interview with WBRZ News 2 last week, he was offended by comments Heck made in a private Facebook message.
Heck, who called the ordeal a "snafu," first wrote to Swede White "you want me to come over there and kick your ass," after White removed Heck from his list of Facebook friends over the St. George debate.
"I think he should apologize not only to me, but to the city of Baton Rouge," White said in a television interview with the station after he received the message. "I feel like he's an embarrassment."
Eventually, Heck did. The councilman said he was attempting to make a joke but obviously crossed a line.
"I'm extremely sorry and hope to improve and learn from this," Heck wrote in an email to White.
White said he accepted the apology, but remains frustrated over the entire situation.
Heck appears to have deactivated his social media account after sending the message. The account Heck used, "Ryan E Heck," was still not active Monday afternoon.
Heck and another councilman have made controversial posts on social media accounts related to the planned City of St. George. You can read more about their Facebook fiascoes HERE.
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