A Georgia mother is demanding that her son’s school reopen an investigation after witnesses confirm a school nurse shouted racial slurs and profanity at her son.
Witness statements from six children and three adults accuse school nurse Beverly Barnes of yelling profanity and racial slurs at Jason during an October cafeteria incident at Mundy’s Mill Middle School in Clayton County.
Jason’s mother, Tormeka Ezzard, says her heart was “going a hundred miles per hour” as she watched the nurse yell degrading comments at her son on surveillance video.
“The nurse kept asking why he threw it, (and he) was saying, ‘Huh, huh,’” said one of the witnesses. “Then the nurse got mad and pushed his head and was saying, ‘I will knock your lights and I will f*ck you up.’”
“She’s abused my child physically, mentally, and verbally, and no one will help me,” Ezzard told WXIA in Atlanta.
Some of the language used by the nurse is not fit for television, the local affiliate reported during a news segment.
Ezzard is calling on the school to reopen the investigation into the nurse’s behavior. After the initial investigation, the nurse was suspended for two days without pay, but Ezzard says that punishment didn’t go far enough.
Clayton County Public Schools has not released the video due to “privacy concerns”, USA Today reports.
Watch the news segment below: