James and Sandra Baker claim their 12-year-old daughter went on a field trip where she was chased through the woods and called the "n-word" as part of a slavery reenactment.
The incident allegedly happened about a year ago during a four-day field trip to Nature’s Classroom in Charlton, Mass., noted WSFB (video below).
The girl said the students were allowed to opt out of the "Underground Railroad" activity only about 30 minutes before it began.
The kids were taken to a dark room and told to imagine themselves witnessing and experiencing atrocities on a slave ship hundreds of years ago.
They had to sit close together and imagine themselves getting sick and urinating on people around them in the "slave ship."
Later, the kids were take outside into the woods and allegedly told to pretend to pick cotton while teachers, acting as slave owners, called them the "n-word." The children were also told to run as if they were pretending to escape their slave masters.
The Bakers contacted their daughter’s school, Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy, and the Hartford Board of Education about the field trip.
Sandra told WSFB-TV that she had filed complaints with the state Department of Education, Human Rights Commission and offices of civil rights, and removed her daughter from the Hartford School District.
"The fact that they used the 'n' word. I mean, how dare you say that to my child and call it an educational experience. How dare you say that to any child," said Sandra.
Nature’s Classroom, where the bizarre "Underground Railroad" allegedly took place, has not issued a statement.