COLUMBUS, Ga. — A Georgia teacher accused of using a racial slur in the presence of fourth-graders was suspended without pay for two days and reassigned to a non-classroom position.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports a Friday release from Muscogee County School District Superintendent David Lewis said an investigation concluding Sept. 26 found the teacher had acted inappropriately.

The release says the teacher received an official reprimand and cultural competency training. Lewis’ release says the teacher was trying to teach a lesson about racial tolerance.

Nathan and Equisha Frazier said their daughter had reported a student made offensive remarks to her and another black student, to which the teacher said “at least she didn’t refer to you as” the slur. Lewis had initially told the Fraziers that district policy barred disclosing disciplinary action.


Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, http://ledger-enquirer.com