For 26 years, Lori Myles has educated the youth of Richmond County. Recently, one of her lessons took a controversial turn using flyers that highlighted the N word in them.
Dr. Frank Roberson, Superintendent for Richmond County Schools explains how. "It was brought to our attention through the principal. Of course, students and parents presented the concerns to the principal. The principal notified us."
Dr. Roberson sprung into action, issuing the written reprimand that you see here. The goal?
"Establish the issue and how it violated policy and practice," adds Roberson.
Offenses that extended far beyond the walls of T.W. Josey High School.
Breanna Deany, a student says, "you're supposed to be setting an example for these kids. So, why would you use that word?"
Calvin Cook, a resident, adds "that's like a bad influence for them already."
Some parents even feel that it doesn't matter if the students are saying it or not.
Parents like Kenneth Daniel say "well, if students use it all the time they should be punished too. It started in the upbringing and whether she teaches it in the class or not, she shouldn't be using the word."
Dr. Myles she only wanted the students to think and analyze if the word for anyone to use.