A white kindergarten teacher is getting a mouth full from the school board after she forced one of her black students to eat a bagel from the trashcan.
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A 5-year-old girl has accused her kindergarten teacher of forcing her eat a bagel that she had tossed in the trash.
The child’s miffed mother contacted police, reached out to child protective services and has fired a lawyer to deal with the teacher and her alleged act, the South Jersey Times reports.
The child, Ke’Nya, who is black, attends the Deerfield Township Elementary School in New Jersey. The youngster told her mom, Candice Harris, that she threw away the bagel because she didn’t like the taste. The teacher, who is white and who has not been identified, walked over to the trash can, pulled out the bagel, then reportedly forced the child to eat it in front of all of her classmates.
“The teacher admitted it to me right away in front of the superintendent,” Harris told the South Jersey Times. “The teacher told me that she wouldn’t have had a problem eating the bagel. She also refused to apologize. It wasn’t until I threatened to file a police report, hire an attorney and go to the News that the superintendent offered an apology. There was absolutely no sign of remorse from the teacher.”
According to Harris, the teacher explained that the trash was only full of paper but the mother feels this fact does not justify her actions in any way.
After reviewing the case, New Jersey State Police determined that the matter should remain within the confines of the Board of Education. “We looked into it and determined that it is not a criminal matter,” said Lt. Gary Catts.
This mess is just unacceptable! We’re glad the girl’s mother was able to keep her cool inspite of this wench acting like she did nothing wrong though.
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