A high school teacher was placed on leave after having a different interpretation of the Confederacy’s legacy projected onto a whiteboard.
In a classroom at Richmond County School System, the flag was described as “a sticker you put on the back of your pickup truck to announce that you intend to marry your sister. Think of it as a white trash ‘Save The Date’ card,” the Augusta Chronicle reported.
The photo was posted on Facebook by a student’s parent, prompting an investigation by the Richmond County School System. In a statement, the school system said it’s committed to creating an unbiased environment for students.
“The Richmond County School System is committed to creating a diverse, equitable learning environment for students,” the system said in a statement, the Chronicle reported. “The language used in the example was unacceptable and has no place in our classrooms.”
The teacher was then placed on administrative leave, according to the Chronicle.