Cumberland teacher suspended for racial slur
Posted November 21
Updated November 29
Fayetteville, N.C. — 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.