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Cumberland teacher suspended for racial slur

Posted November 21, 2016
Updated November 29, 2016

— A Cumberland County teacher was suspended for five days after using a phrase with a racial overtone outside of her classroom, according to the superintendent.

Superintendent Frank Till said Victoria Maultsby, a teacher at Pine Forest High School, was talking to students when she referred to another student using the initials of a derogatory term that refers to a black person. The incident happened outside of class.

Lee Francis, a teacher at Massey Hill Classical High School who lost his job after stepping on an American flag during a class, took to Facebook to express his concern over the teacher's suspension.

"Is this the message we want to send to our student? Racism is acceptable, but not a flag demonstration," the post said.

The teacher who was suspended has never been in trouble before. She has been a teacher at Pine Forest High since 2006.


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  • Linda Tally Nov 23, 2016
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    Seems Lee Francis is right. Not that there was much doubt about it. Particularly in Cumberland County which seems to believe it is an extension of the US Army as well as a designated housing facility for the base.

  • John Beam Nov 22, 2016
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    SO now a teacher cannot say anything outside of class? Really that would seem to be a violation of 1st admn.

  • Tron Carter Nov 22, 2016
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    Wasn't the flag stomper first suspended while they investigated his incident? Take a seat, clown.