LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – A teacher in Gwinnett County is also under fire for allowing a KKK re-enactment.
Students in one Sweetwater Middle School class dressed up in white robes during history class.
It was an 8th grade social studies project for students at Sweetwater Middle School.
Teacher Stephanie Hunte told the students to choose a period in history and act it out.
“A student group decided they were going to wear robes and re-enact a KKK scene,” said Sloan Roach of Gwinnett County Schools.
School officials say the students who chose to wear the robes hadn’t even gotten inside the classroom, when another teacher saw them in the KKK garb and immediately reported them to the assistant principal.
School administrators say while national history is in the 8th grade curriculum, there are approved materials and textbooks on the topic.
Former PTA president Cheryl Stephen calls Hunte a great teacher who knows how to get through to the students.
But not all parents endorse hunt’s methods.
School officials are looking into the incident. Officials have not decided if any disciplinary action should be taken against Hunte.
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