A North Carolina teacher may lose her job after students reported her for making racist
Math teacher Cynthia Ramsey of Camden County High School allegedly admitted to a student who was eating lunch that kιlling black people is on her “bucket list.”
“She conveyed to me that Mrs. Ramsey had indicated that if she only had 10 days to live that she would kιll all black people,” the student’s mother, Kimberly Ashcraft, told WAVY-TV.
Ashcraft said she was stunned by the comment and couldn’t believe what she’d heard.
“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.”
Ashcraft says what is even more worrisome is that Ramsey is not only a teacher, but head of the math department.
“I conveyed to my daughter that this is a very serious allegation and I need confirmation that this did happen,” Ashcraft explained.
An officer told the news station that other students confirmed the story told by Ashcraft’s daughter.
Although Ramsey was suspended, she was back at the job after only a few days.
“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,” wrote Superintendent Melvin Hawkins.
Sheriff Tony Perkins has turned over evidence to the district attorney who will determine if charges will be filed stemming from this incident.
“As a parent, I felt compelled to come forward and tell somebody, because this was not only in my opinion a direct threat to the black children in the school, but also black people in the community,” Ashcraft said.