A North Carolina instructor is under investigation for allegedly making racist comments to high school students in class.
According to a parent of a student who attends Camden County High School, the incident happened a couple of weeks ago.
Her daughter told her about the conversation with math teacher Cynthia Ramsey.
“That’s when she conveyed to me that Mrs. Ramsey had indicated that if she only had 10 days to live that she would kill all black people,” Ashcraft told WAVY.com.
Ashcraft’s daughter was in Ramsey’s classroom eating lunch. Ashcraft said there were several others students around when Ramsey allegedly made the racist remarks.
“I was completely shocked,” Ashcraft said. “I asked her again, ‘are you sure that was what you heard?’ I could not have imagined a teacher saying that.”
Ramsey, who heads the math department at the school, is being investigated by school officials. The Camden County Sheriff’s Office is also looking into the incident.
Superintendent Melvin Hawkins sent WAVY this statement:
At this point, our main concern is to investigate this incident thoroughly, and collect the facts. This is a personnel issue, and it is confidential until resolved. We are following protocol in this investigation and student and school employee investigations are confidential.
A district attorney is reviewing evidence to determine if the teacher should face charges.
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