Teacher who made the lynching comment will have to undergo training

MASON, Ohio – A white teacher in Ohio who admitted to telling a black student that he would be lynched by his classmates if he does not return to work will have to undergo sensitivity training.

According to Mason school officials, Renee Thole admitted to making the remark of the student, in December. A formal letter of reprimand placed in Thole file Thursday says the teacher will be subject to a cultural proficiency training.

District spokeswoman Tracey Carson said that there is nothing that can be done, to take back the Thole’s words, “this is a serious miss on her part.” District officials noted in their reports that this is her first offense.

The student’s mother, Tanisha Agee-Bell, says that she is not satisfied with the school district of the punishment, calling it unclear.

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