The parents are outraged at this incident and feel that their son was targeted.
The parents of a 9-year-old boy were outraged when he returned from school and told them that the assistant principal had used the N-word. The incident is from Willard Elementary School, Maine, where the kid (biracial) was sent to the assistant principal's office for bullying but had to listen to the principal's unacceptable remarks.
As reported by WMTW, Jessica Gouin, the child's mother, said: "He's going to remember this for the rest of his life that his (assistant) principal called him this at school."
As per reports, the child's father, Neil Jarett, called the school to confront this incident and the assistant principal apologized for the choice of her words. "She said yes I know I'm wrong I did call your son a n*****, and I wasn't thinking about the consequences at the time or what it would do to your child," Jarett told the news.
Sanford Superintendent Matthew Nelson, however, responded by saying that they were trying to explain to the kid how words can be hurtful. They are essentially saying that they used the N-word as an example to teach a lesson. The assistant principal had asked the boy: "If I called you n***** how would you feel?" Nelson further added: "We're trying to make an example and we failed in terms of being able to do that, but there was no malice intended."
The parents were justifiably outraged at this and were deeply disappointed by the school board's response. "They're just going to brush off and keep it that way, and maybe a couple years down the line it's going to be the same thing. It may not be my kid but someone else's kid," Jarett said.