White teacher in Ohio told 13-year-old black student he would be lynched if he didn’t do his work - The Washington Post

The Washington Post| Fri Jan 12 10:00:06 EST 2018
A white social studies teacher at an Ohio middle school told a 13-year-old black student he would be lynched if he didn’t stop talking in class and focus on his work. Renee Thole, a teacher at Mason Middle School, was reprimanded and ordered to undergo cultural sensitivity training by schools officials, according to Ohio media reports. She was not fired. Tanish Agee-Bell, the boy’s mother, said Thole “shouldn’t be in the classroom,” and a petition on Change.org is seeking her removal. Gail Kist-Kline, superintendent of the Mason City Schools district, released a statement saying in part (you can see the full statement below): “We have seen an uptick in the number of racially a..

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