A Mississippi teacher has been relieved of her duties after a racist message appeared on her Facebook page.
The South Panola School District fired second-grade teacher Cammie Rone this week following an investigation into a comment she allegedly posted telling Black people to “move back to Africa,’ The Clarion-Ledger reported. Local media confirmed Rone is a teacher at Batesville Intermediate School.
“If Blacks in this country are so offended, no one is forcing them to stay here,” her post read. “Why don’t they pack up and move back to Africa where they will have to work for a living. I am sure our government will pay for it! We pay for everything else.”
In another post, Rone claimed her account had been hacked.
“I think I have been hacked,” she wrote Monday, Sept. 18. “I keep getting messages about racist posts. but when I go to my page I can’t see it. Someone screenshoted (sic) and sent me. If anyone knows me I post about cows, recipes, and home improvement stuff. Not racism. Please know I have not posted or made any kind of racist comments.”
Parent Keboni Anderson, whose son was in Rone’s class, snapped a screenshot of the teacher’s offensive post, according to The Commercial Appeal. Anderson, who is African-American said she has never had a problem with Rone — until now. The mother said she met with her son’s teacher just last week resolve some trouble her child was having in class.
“If feel if you feel that way about black people, it makes me question how you would treat my son,” she told the newspaper. “Still wish her well got nothing against her but I don’t think she should be teaching anybody’s kids if she feels that way.”
Rone will have an opportunity to appeal her termination.