A Mississippi elementary school teacher was fired from her position after she allegedly made a racist Facebook post suggesting Black people should “go back to Africa.”
Cammie Rone, who taught second-grade at Batesville Intermediate School in Paloma County, was under investigation after an offensive post on her page was screenshotted by a student.
“If blacks in this country are so offended, no one is forcing them to stay here,” Rone posted, according to screenshots captured by parents of students at the school. “Why don’t they pack 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 was dismissed after the post was discovered, although she claimed her Facebook account was hacked.
“I think my account was hacked. I keep getting messages about racist posts, but when I go to my page, I can’t see it,” Rone wrote on Facebook, according to WREG.
However, several parents doubted that Rone’s Facebook account was hacked and immediately called for her to be terminated.
“I don’t feel right with her teaching him,” parent Keboni Anderson told WREG. “She came to me as a good person and then when I read the comment it rubbed me the wrong way.
The school district announced Rone was fired on Tuesday, just after administrators became aware of the post.
“Cammie Rone has been dismissed from our employment,” South Panola School district public information director Jeff Eubanks told the New York Daily News. “She is no longer an employee of the South Panola School District."
(Photo: Cammie Roe via Facebook)