PANOLA CO, MS (WMC) - South Panola School District placed a teacher on paid leave after she was accused of publishing a racist remark to Facebook.
Parents who have children that attend Batesville Intermediate School are furious, but the teacher claims she was hacked.
"When I read the comment, it rubbed me the wrong way," said Keboni Anderson, whose son is in second grade.
His teacher, Cammie Rone, was placed on leave after the following comment appeared on Facebook:
The following statement was subsequently posted publicly to Rone's Facebook page:
Tammie Thornton's son, Markel, is also in Rone's class.
"You should not even go on social media and say anything pertaining to race in a negative manner," she said.
South Panola school district would only release a statement that said that Rone had been placed on paid administrative leave as the comments are investigated.
"I feel like she should be fired, because if you feel like that now, being on administrative leave is not going to change your mind about how you feel," Thornton said.
According to parents, the school administration plans to have a meeting to decide Rone's fate.
Rone did not respond to WMC5's Brix Fowler when he reached out to hear her side of the story.