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School Nurse Accused Of Threatening Sixth Grader And Using Racial Slur

| by Lisa Fogarty
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A school nurse in Clayton County, Georgia, has been accused of threatening a sixth grade boy and using profanity and a racial slur during an incident that took place last October in the cafeteria. 

Six children and three adults reportedly witnessed school nurse Beverly Barnes approach Jason Ezzard, 11, after he and another student began throwing a bag of potato chips back and forth in the cafeteria at Mundy's Mill Middle School. They say she made threats such as: "I'm going to [expletive] you up" and "I'm going to knock your [expletive] lights out," reports 11Alive. 

"The nurse kept askin why he threw it, (and he) was saying, 'Huh, huh,'" said one of the witnesses, as reported by Raw Story. "Then the nurse got mad and pushed his head and was saying, 'I will knock your lights and I will f*ck you up.'"

Witnesses also say the nurse used a racial slur and continued yelling at Jason until another teacher intervened. After an investigation, Barnes was suspended for two days — but mom Tormeka Ezzard says she wants to reopen the case because more should be done.

"She's abused my child physically, mentally, and verbally, and no one will help me," Ezzard told 11Alive. "If it would've been the other way around, Jason would have been locked up, on the spot. I would have been going to pick my child up at the Clayton County Juvenile Detention Center. What makes her any different from Jason?"

School administrators say they believe the consequence they gave the nurse was fair because there were no prior complaints against her. The incident was captured on surveillance camera. Ezzard has viewed it, but police are not releasing it to the media.

Sources: 11Alive, Raw Story

Photo Credit: 11Alive