BATESVILLE, Miss. — In a story Sept.19 about a teacher allegedly posting a racist message on Facebook, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Tom Dees was a spokesman for the school district. Dees is a reporter for WHBQ-TV. The comment attributed to him came from a school district statement.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Mississippi teacher on leave after racist Facebook post
A Mississippi teacher is out of the classroom after a racist Facebook post
BATESVILLE, Miss. — 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.”
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.
The school district, in a statement Monday, said that Rone has been placed on leave as they investigate.