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Accrediting body of controversial Principal's school says comments "inappropriate"

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TNT Academy principal and founder Nancy Gordeauk told CBS46 that since she made what some are calling racist comments at the TNT graduation this weekend, her email inbox has been overflowing with hate mail.

Many people walked out of the ceremony during the Valedictorian's speech because they thought the event was over. Then on cell phone video, taken by those who attended the ceremony, Gordeauk is seen and heard saying, "Look who's leaving, all the black people."

"All these people from across the country, we've gotten over 100 emails. They have been vulgar and just terrible," said Gordeauk.

Calling it an isolated incident, Gordeauk says the school's reputation speaks for itself.

But CBS46 wanted to know who oversees TNT academy and what type of school it is.

According to the Georgia Accreditation Commission, which accredits the school, TNT Academy last got a three-year accreditation for the 2013-2014 school year. That means it will be up for review again in 2016 as long as there's not a complaint made that warrants further inspection.

The school earned what's called a Quality Classification which means they've met two more standards than what's required.

TNT Academy is currently accredited as a "non-traditional" school, meaning most students are required to meet with teachers one day per week and are home schooled the other four days.

Since the controversial graduation day video, a spokesperson for the Georgia Accrediting commission says they have "been made aware of the behavior and comments by the director of one of the GAC accredited Non-Traditional Educational Centers that aired on Atlanta media outlets this past weekend. The GAC does not support unprofessional nor inappropriate comments of any of its member schools and upon written notification from a school's stakeholder will investigate allegations of violations of its standards."

Gordeauk has since apologized for the incident. She also said there's another power, even higher, that's keeping an eye on the school and guiding her through this controversy.

"God's still our leader that's how we have this school that we have. It's all led by him. I haven't made a single decision that's not based on God," said Gordeauk.

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