Batesville teacher on leave for racist Facebook post

Published 8:38 am Wednesday, September 20, 2017

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi teacher is out of the classroom after a racist Facebook post.

The post on Cammie Rone’s page said: “If blacks in this country are so offended no one is forcing them here. Why don’t they pack up and move back to Africa where they will have to work for a living.” It also said the government will “pay for it.”

Rone claims her page was hacked. In a second post, she writes, “If anyone knows me I post about cows, recipes, and home improvements. Not racism.”

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FOX13 reports Rone teaches at Batesville Intermediate School in the South Panola School District.

Parent Keboni Anderson says Rone helped resolve a problem her son had in class but doubts she should be teaching anybody’s kids if she feels that way.

A school district spokesman said Monday that Rone has been placed on leave as they investigate.