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Chatham County parent says son target of mock slave auction on school grounds

GOLDSTON, N.C. (WTVD) — A Chatham County household is looking for authorized motion, claiming their son’s middle-school classmates made him the target of a mock slave auction on school grounds.The alleged incident unfolded final week at J.S. Waters School in Goldston.

The superintendent responded with a letter to all the Chatham County Schools group saying racist habits has no place in his school district.Ashley Palmer first posted to Facebook concerning the incident final week after she stated her son, a 14-year-old eighth-grader on the school’s baseball workforce, instructed her about what occurred on the sector throughout apply.

Palmer stated some of the white gamers carried out a mock slave auction, that one of her son’s associates “went for $350” and one other scholar was the “slave master because he knew how to handle them.”

Palmer wrote that her son delayed telling her about it, writing, “This type of stuff seems to be the norm so much that he didn’t think it was worth sharing.”

In his letter to folks Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Jackson vaguely addressed what he known as “recent incidents involving students using racially insensitive language and offensive imagery.”

Jackson went on to jot down that the habits wouldn’t be tolerated.Palmer stated the scholars who carried out the mock slave auction on school property had been suspended for someday and upon their return, one scholar hit her son with a baseball a number of instances, claiming it was an accident.

A school district spokesperson wouldn’t affirm what number of college students had been concerned, or particulars of some other alleged occasions from different faculties within the district.

Palmer, who’s looking for authorized motion for what she known as assault and steady harassment of her son, stated directors have since contacted her expressing concern for households on the opposite aspect of the incident who’ve reported they’re now being focused.

“I’m empathetic with these individuals because there’s children involved,” Palmer instructed ABC11. “However, I wish the concern for protection translated to the protection of our son as well.”

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