Teacher Allegedly Overheard Saying She’d Kill All Black People If She Had Only 10 Days To Live
A teacher at Camden County High School in North Carolina is under investigation for allegedly making racist comments in a classroom. One parent, Kimberly Ashcraft, said the disturbing incident happened a couple weeks ago.
Her daughter told her of the conversation in question with math teacher Cynthia Ramsey, according to WAVY.
“That’s when she conveyed to me that Mrs. Ramsey had indicated that if she only had 10 days to live that she would kill all black people,” Ashcraft said.
Ashcraft’s daughter was in Ramsey’s classroom eating lunch and there were several others students around when the teacher allegedly made the disturbing remarks.
“I was completely shocked,” Ashcraft said. “I asked her again, ‘are you sure that was what you heard?’ I could not have imagined a teacher saying that.”
Ramsey doesn’t just teach math at the school. She’s also head of the math department.
“I conveyed to my daughter that this is a very serious allegation and I need confirmation that this did happen,” Ashcraft said.
After School officials and the Camden County Sheriff’s Office investigated, they found that several of the students told the same story.
Ramsey was placed on suspension with pay, and after a couple days was back in the classroom, WAVY reports.
“I was very disappointed to hear that she was back in the classroom so soon,” Ashcraft said.
Superintendent Melvin Hawkins said in a statement:
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.
According to Camden County Sheriff Tony Perry, evidence has been turned over to the district attorney, who will decide if the teacher should face charges.
“As a parent, I felt compelled to come forward and tell somebody, because this was not only in my opinion a direct threat to the black children in the school, but also black people in the community,” Ashcraft said.
Watch courtesy of WAVY:
She should teach history. I’m sure she’ll see herself in the history books.
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