Published: Aug 26, 2014 6:53 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 26, 2014 7:04 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla.- Students at Gulf Coast High School are speaking out about the inappropriate example their assistant principal made during an assembly the first week of school.

They have taken to social media over the controversial cancer-related comments their assistant principal Melissa Coleman made last week.

Teens are posting things like, "Even if you have cancer you gotta be at school" and "Coleman's apology was weak."

But former Shark Craig McCray said that's not the solution.

"No one needs to be fired, no one needs to lose their job. Mrs. Coleman and the School District of Collier County should come out and publicly apologize," said McCray.

 McCray tells WINK News another problem with what happened at the assembly is students feel bullied by Coleman.

"Kids are going on fearful, kids are going home scared of missing school. If they have a cold they're gonna be afraid to miss school... She needs to fix it herself or try to fix it at least before we can try accept that she made a mistake and move on from it," said McCray.