CAMDEN COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina high school teacher was recently suspended for allegedly making racist comments in the classroom.
WAVY-TV reported that Camden County High School math teacher Cynthia Ramsey is accused of making offensive remarks about black people.
Parent Kimberley Ashcraft said her daughter claims the teacher made the comments a few weeks ago.
“Mrs. Ramsey had indicated that if she only had 10 days to live that she would kill all black people,” Ashcraft said.
Ashcraft’s daughter said she was in Ramsey’s classroom eating lunch. Ashcraft said there were several others students there when the teacher allegedly made the racist comments.
School officials began an investigation, and the Camden County Sheriff’s Office was called in to help. Several other students reportedly told the same story.
The teacher was suspended with pay, but has since returned to the classroom.
The district attorney will decide if the teacher should face charges, according to officials.
Some students have defended the teacher.
“She was talking about things personally that happened to her, but she never said she wanted to harm anyone,” said senior Corin Sawyer, according to another WAVY-TV report.