NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Nashville Fire Department paramedic is under fire for some heated Facebook posts about gay and lesbian firefighters.
Out and About Newspaper reported that Kevin Kennedy was placed on administrative leave on Thursday after officials were notified he used a homophobic slur on Facebook reading "… (they) need to crawl back into the closet."
An internal investigation is underway.
A spokesperson for the department said they don't tolerate hateful statements from anyone and that it goes against what the department stands for.
Depending on the outcome, Kennedy could face discipline up to and including termination.