- Nathan Agee-Bell’s teacher said that he would be lynched by his friends
- The teacher, Renee Thole, has been reprimanded by the school officials
- Nathan’s mother has started an online petition seeking Thole’s removal
A white social studies teacher at an Ohio middle school told a 13-year-old black student he would be lynched if he didn’t stop talking in class and focus on his work.
Renee Thole, a teacher at Mason Middle School, was reprimanded and ordered to undergo cultural sensitivity training by schools officials, according to Ohio media reports. She was not fired. Tanish Agee-Bell, the boy’s mother, said Thole “shouldn’t be in the classroom,” and a petition on Change.org is seeking her removal.
Gail Kist-Kline, superintendent of the Mason City Schools district, released a statement saying in part (you can see the full statement below):
“We have seen an uptick in the number of racially and culturally insensitive comments in our schools and…