Lois Polite, a social studies teacher at Lowery Middle School in Donaldsonville, La., is under investigation for by the Ascension Parish School System, for allegedly calling students n*gger, on the first day of school.
Shemika Landry, the parent of a student in Polite’s class, told WAFB-TV that she “frequently called the kids the ‘N’ word in the classroom, belittling them, calling them stupid.”
Landry claims Lois Polite threatened the students if they complained. She told WAFB, “she told them they can call their ‘maw’ and sent them to the school with their booty shorts on and their high heels but it wasn’t going to change anything because she was the only social studies teacher there and they needed her.”
The school district issued the following statement about Lois Polite (via WAFB-TV):
“School administration and the school board office conducted an investigation into complaints filed against a teacher at Lowery Middle School. Based on the findings of their investigation the appropriate action was taken. Because this is a personnel issue we cannot elaborate any further. The Ascension Parish School Board holds our teachers to the very highest professional standards and it is our expectation that every student will be treated with the upmost (sic) respect.”