It’s not the kind of thing that should be on anyone’s “bucket list.”
A North Carolina math teacher is under investigation for allegedly telling a student that “if she had 10 days to live, she would kill all black people.”
The student’s parent told WAVY-TV that Camden County High School math teacher Cynthia Ramsey made the remarks a few weeks ago. The school enlisted the help of the Camden County Sheriff’s Office.
WAVY-TV’s Jason Marks reports that “several students” told the “same story” to investigators. Ramsey, who is head of the math department, was suspended with pay.
A few days later, however, Ramsey returned to the classroom.
The decision did not sit well with parent Kimberly Ashcroft, whose daughter was the first to notify the school about Ramsey’s statement.
Superintendent of Camden County Schools Melvin Hawkins issued the following statement to WAVY-TV:
At this point, our main concern is to investigate this incident thoroughly and collect the facts. This is a personnel issue, and it is confidential until resolved. We are following protocol in this investigation, and student and school employee investigations are confidential.
Ramsey has the potential to face criminal charges, but that decision is in the hands of the district attorney. The local school board will reportedly discuss this incident in a few weeks.