Scott Henry, a Texas school board trustee, has been fired from his job with a software company after concluding that students are dropping out at a high rate because of Black teachers, KHOU 11 reports. Splunk, a software company based in San Francisco, announced the termination on social media on Friday.

"We viewed the employee's conduct as inconsistent with who we are as Splunkers and the individual is no longer employed by our company," the company tweeted after firing the sales engineer.