Teacher in trouble after students don white robes
Associated Press - May 24, 2010 7:04 PM ET
ATLANTA (AP) - A Dahlonega history teacher faces punishment after administrators say she let four students wear Ku Klux Klan-like robes for a historical reenactment.
Lumpkin County Schools superintendent Dewey Moye says Catherine Ariemma, a 5-year veteran with the school system, has been placed on administrative leave and could face anything from suspension to termination.
Administrators say students in her advanced placement history and film class were working on a final project that traced the history of racism in the United States and donned white robes for one scene.
Moye says students saw them as they walked through a hallway Thursday on the way to an outdoor shoot. The parents of a black student complained.
Reached by The Associated Press Monday, Ariemma said she didn't regret the project, but that "It was poor judgment on my part in allowing them to film at school."
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