Teacher to black pupil: You could be ‘lynched’

The Washington Post - - NEWS -

A white teacher in Ohio who ad­mit­ted to telling a black stu­dent he would be lynched by his class­mates if he didn’t get back to work will have to un­dergo sen­si­tiv­ity train­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to Ma­son school of­fi­cials, Re­nee Thole ad­mit­ted to mak­ing the com­ment to the stu­dent in De­cem­ber. A for­mal let­ter of rep­ri­mand placed in Thole’s file Thurs­day says the teacher will be re­quired to un­dergo cul­tural pro­fi­ciency train­ing.

District spokes­woman Tracey Car­son says there is noth­ing that can be done to take back Thole’s words, and “this is a se­ri­ous miss on her part.” District of­fi­cials noted in their re­ports that this is her first of­fense.

The stu­dent’s mother, Tan­isha Agee-Bell, says she is not sat­is­fied with the school district’s pun­ish­ment, call­ing it un­clear.

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