1. Nathan Agee-Bell’s teacher said that he would be lynched by his friends
  2. The teacher, Renee Thole, has been reprimanded by the school officials
  3. 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…

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