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Cumberland teacher transferred after racial slur report

Posted November 29

Superintendent: Teacher suspended for using racial slur

— A Cumberland County high school teacher has been reassigned to the district office after officials investigated a report that she used a racial slur about a student.

Superintendent Frank Till Jr. would not provide details to The Fayetteville Observer about the teacher's new duties.

The English teacher at Pine Forest High School was originally suspended for five days earlier this month.

School officials say the white teacher used a racial slur while referring to a black student.

A substitute will instruct her classes until a permanent replacement is found.

Till has described the incident as a personnel matter and would not say what the teacher said.

School officials said the teacher had no previous suspensions, demotions or other actions against her. She has been at the school since 2006.


Information from: The Fayetteville Observer


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  • Mare Procellis Nov 30, 8:19 a.m.
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    That's what happens when you pay educators peanuts. You might not get the best of the best.
    That being said, this teacher simply felt the shackles of Obama being lifted and rushed to embrace her freedom as a Murican. YEEHAW Trump!

  • Alison Bryan Nov 29, 12:29 p.m.
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    In middle school, my son is called white racist names almost on a daily basis. I wish they would reassign HIM to another school.

  • Rick Nolte Nov 29, 11:01 a.m.
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    She was just trying to make America Great Again!

  • Steve Smith Nov 29, 10:18 a.m.
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    In this day and age why would any white person think they can say anything derogatory about a black, in a professional setting? This says more about how easy it is, to get a degree in education than anything else. If you cannot do university, do teaching. BTW, the liberal paragon Time Magazine admitted as such, saying the bottom 1/3 academically entering colleges are where most of the education majors come from.

  • Jeff Freuler Nov 29, 9:30 a.m.
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    Not really as he is the president elect.

    Things like this have been going on for many years and there's plenty of racism that comes from BOTH sides

  • Rod Runner Nov 29, 9:19 a.m.
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  • Ethan Mathews Nov 29, 8:41 a.m.
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    She is a white teacher who has blacks kids of her own. Guess she thought she could get away with it??