A Kansas mother is angry after her son’s white teacher apparently told him that he would be dead by 16.
The teacher’s words brought 10-year-old Malachi Pearson to tears given that his own father was shot and killed a decade earlier, according to a local Kansas City station.
“She told me when you turn 16 and the police shoot you, the only person you can be mad at is yourself,” Pearson told the station.
His mother, Mahogany Foster is perplexed at why the teacher would say anything like that. She also says she has received no support from the school following the incident, and had to remove her child.
“It’s unbelievable that she would say that to my son,“ his mother said. “I’m so vexed by the whole thing. I never take sides, but I know for a fact that Malachi, he’s a respectful child, so for somebody to say that to a respectful child, I feel that was a low blow and that was something personal. You shouldn’t say that to any child.”
She continued: “The principal doesn’t offer me any type of comfort. He doesn’t say I’m gonna get someone here to counsel Malachi to let him know that everything she said is a lie. I think they’re trying to sweep this under the rug.”
The school refuses to share if any disciplinary action had been taken against the teacher — citing federal privacy laws — but Foster says the school district’s superintendent called her two days after the incident and told her the teacher has been suspended.
“That teacher needs to apologize to him,” Foster said. “It’s just made me scared to send him to any school. Now, I’m really focusing on homeschooling.”
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