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Teacher accused of telling black student he might be lynched

AP  |  Mason 

An school district has acknowledged that a made a mistake after a black student reported that he was told he might be lynched if he didn't get back to work.

says a at Mason Middle School made the comment to her 13-year-old son during class in December.

says educators sometimes "mess up." She says the did not mean to offend the student.

The district says in a statement that it has seen an uptick in racially insensitive comments, sometimes arising from "genuine ignorance." Officials have pledged to continue providing cultural sensitivity training.

Agee-Bell says the district should remove the teacher from the classroom.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 20:25 IST