Teacher suspended after yelling threats, racial slur at 11-year-old

"If it would've been the other way around," mother says, "Jason would have been locked up on the spot"

Published May 20, 2015 7:55PM (EDT)

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A school nurse at Mundy's Mill Middle School in Clayton County, Ga. has been reprimanded after she used profanity and a racial slur with a student, according to local news station WXIA-TV.

11-year-old Jason Ezzard were throwing a bag of chips back and forth, when Beverly Barnes approached the two and began yelling. According to a witness, "The nurse kept asking why he threw it. Was saying 'huh, huh,' then the nurse got made and pushed his head and was saying, 'I will knock your lights out,' and 'I will f*ck you up.'"

Still, Barnes is only receiving a two-day suspension, which some think is absurdly lenient.

"She's abused my child physically, mentally and verbally, and no one will help me," said the child's mother Tomeka Ezzard. "If it would've been the other way around, Jason would have been locked up on the spot. I would have been going to pick my child up at the Clayton County Juvenile Detention Center. What makes her any different from Jason?"

Watch the entire news report here.

By Joanna Rothkopf

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