A second-grade teacher from Mississippi has been fired after allegedly making a racist post on her Facebook page.
Cammie Rone was fired from her position at Batesville Intermediate School in Batesville, Mississippi, on Sept. 19, South Panola School district public information director Jeff Eubanks told the New York Daily News.
The offending Facebook post called for “offended” African-Americans to leave the U.S. and “move back to Africa.”
“If blacks in this country are so offended, no one is forcing them to stay here,” read the Facebook post written using Rone’s name. “Why don’t they pick 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.”
Rone claimed her Facebook account had been hacked and said she had not made any racist comment.
“I think I have been hacked. I keep getting messages about racist posts but when I go to my page I can’t see it,” Rone wrote on Facebook. “Someone screenshoted and sent me. If anyone knows me I post about cows, recipes and home improvements stuff not racism. Please know I have not posted or made any kind of [racist] comments.”
Parents of students at Batesville Intermediate School voiced concerns about Rone after news of the post spread.
“I don’t feel right with her teaching him,” parent Keboni Anderson told WREG before Rone’s dismissal was made public. “She came to me as a good person and then when I read the comment it rubbed me the wrong way.”
Parent Tammie Thornton told WREG she had issues with Rone in the past.