A Camden County teacher was briefly suspended following accusations she told several of her high school students she’d like to kill black residents.
Cynthia Ramsey, a math teacher at Camden County High School, is accused of telling a group of students that “if she only had 10 days to live that she would kill all black people,” according to a mother of one of the students who spoke with WAVY, a Norfolk, Va. television station.
Camden County is located in the northeastern corner of North Carolina.
The teacher, who is white and was not reached for comment by the television station, was suspended with pay for a few days, but is now back in the classroom while school authorities continue to look into the matter. The school board is expected to discuss the matter at their Nov. 13 meeting, according to the WAVY report.
Marianne Russell of Camden County schools told N.C. Policy Watch that Ramsey, who has been with the school district for 14 years, was suspended with pay from Oct. 15 to 27. Russell said she could not say whether or not Ramsey had returned to the classroom.
The Camden County sheriff also looked into the incident, and handed off his agency’s findings to the local prosecutor.
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