A Northwest Rankin substitute teacher is under fire for allegedly making racial remarks against a student and an attorney is threatening legal action.
“The teen is traumatized, but he is going on with his life, but he is traumatized and in shock,” said Attorney Carlos Moore.
Attorney Carlos Moore says he is representing the parents of a teen they claim is suffering from emotional and mental grief after a spat in the classroom at Northwest Rankin. Moore alleges his client, who is black, was being harassed by a white student while the substitute teacher stood and did nothing. He also alleges when his client tried to defend himself the teacher said the unthinkable.
“She said let him hit you so we can hang him," said Moore. "She got a slap on the wrist by the school. She was suspended for two days and called back to continue work at Northwest Rankin. We just consider that very offensive,” said Moore.
We reached out to The Rankin County School District.
“This matter was investigated, discussed with parents, and resolved the week of April 7," said Director of Public Relations, Kristen P. Windham. "The series of events listed in this letter do not reflect the facts that were revealed in our investigation. The RCSD is shocked at the nature of this complaint threatening litigation,"
Moore said the teacher shouldn't be allowed to be over students in the classroom in Rankin County again.
“We had to give official notice of the claim to the school district, so we have done that," added Moore. "Hopefully, within 90 days we can get this settled. If the school district doesn't take this family seriously, we will have no choice but to file a lawsuit and that we should do in September.”
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