DeKalb County, GA (CBS46)
A 12-year-old in DeKalb County, received several racist text messages from another student.
April Morissette had her son’s cell phone when she saw he got a text.
The first read—” Hey you nasty dirty n*****.”
Another said, “Go back to Africa.”
A total of five vulgar text messages were sent by her son’s classmate at the Globe Academy in DeKalb County.
Upset and concerned, Morissette said she told school administrators but was instantly disappointed.
“To be told that nothing could be done because it didn’t take place on school grounds, questions my son safety,” said Morissette, “ how do you guys protect my son?”
She said she wanted to discuss the cyber-bullying with the school, the other student and his parents.
“That’s my job as a parent to advocate for my son,” said Morisette.
Cbs46 is advocated for both of them by asking the DeKalb County school district what’s being done to address the situation and keep the student safe.
A spokesperson said : “Bullying or harassment of students or employees of this type is inexcusable. The school and DCSD are investigating this matter and will take strong action through our Student Code of Conduct against any student found to have engaged in such conduct.”
Morissette said she recently received an email from the school that said administrators met with the student who wrote the text.
It said appropriate consequences were issued.
in addition to that --the student will write an apology to Morissette and her son.
When CBS46 asked the school distrct why the administration wouldn’t help Morisette.
A spokesperson said that’s only one perspective of what happened and that the incident is being investigated.
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