Mom Protests Outside School After "Retarded" Question

A mother hits the streets to protest against a teacher she says insulted her son.

Claudia James and two family members were protesting outside J.H. Rose High School in Greenville Wednesday morning. James says her 18-year-old son was in a remedial class last Wednesday when he wanted to throw out a piece of paper. She says he was told no, but threw the paper away anyway, and that's when the incident happened. School officials say they have taken appropriate disciplinary action against the teacher, who they say asked the student -- quote "are you retarded?"

James says she wants the teacher fired. "That makes it even worse. We all know what remedial class is and then you're going to look at a child and call him retarded? My God, come on. My thing is where is your heart, where is your compassion?" asked James.

School officials say in general an employee can be written up, suspended or placed on an action plan when an something like this happens.


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