Ohio Teacher Threatens 13-Year-Old Student With A Lynching

By Parker Riley

Stack of school books and apple on desk in empty classroom

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If you are a teacher who resorts to lynching threats to get your students to work — it’s time to find a new gig.

According to Tanisha Agee-Bell, a white teacher at Mason Middle School in Mason, Ohio threatened her 13-year-old son with a lynching if he didn’t get back to work. WLWT5 reports that the teacher admitted to saying, “If you don’t get back on task, your friends are going to form an angry mob and lynch you.”

Bell complained and is asking for the teacher to be removed from the classroom. However, the school is defending the teacher, the Associated Press reports, “Mason schools spokeswoman Tracey Carson says educators sometimes ‘mess up.’ She says the teacher did not mean to offend the student.” Didn’t mean to offend? What exactly did the teacher “mean” to do — give the child a warm feeling of learning by using language from Jim Crow? The Associated Press continues, “The district says in a statement that it has seen an uptick in …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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