A North Carolina school district has apologized after a parent alleges her son was sold in a “slave auction” at his school.
In one March 4 Facebook in the post, parent Ashley Palmer said her son “went through a slave auction by his classmates” at JS Waters School in Goldston, North Carolina, in which another student worked as a “slave” ” and her son “gets $350.” She went on to claim that she had a video of students “harmonizing the N word.”.
“Since when are kids so blatantly racist? Why is this culture accepted? ” she wrote in the post, first reported by Raleigh News and Observer. “Parents, teach your child that this behavior is not okay. Teach them, too, that Abuse IS RIGHT! Laughter is worse! ”
Chatham County School District did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment, but the district did comment on Palmer’s Facebook post and thanked her for bringing the matter to the principal’s attention. The superintendent, Dr. Anthony Jackson, later sent a letter to the community stating that he was aware of “recent incidents involving student use of racially and ethnically insensitive language.” offensive images,” and that administrators are working with the families of the students targeted. He promised that “those who are acting beyond our expectations will be held accountable.”
In a follow-up Facebook post on Monday, Palmer reported that students participating in the alleged auction had been suspended but had taken no action in response to the video. She also claimed that the student playing the role of “slave” hit her child with a baseball after coming home from school.
“It is a shame that my child is not safe at school,” she wrote. “Where are the staff when this is happening? Now that my son has anorexia, will they protect him the way they protected this kid? ”
Palmer did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/mom-claims-son-was-sold-in-slave-auction-by-classmates-at-js-waters-school-in-chatham-county?source=articles&via=rss Mother’s Statement Son Was Sold by Classmates in the ‘Slave Auction’ at JS Waters School in Chatham County