Block High School sits in the heart of Jonesville. Now an alleged confrontation between a student and teacher is the talk of the town.
Superintendent Dr. Gwile Freeman says an investigation is ongoing into the possibility of a teacher using a racial slur and possibly physical force toward a student. The alleged incident happened Wednesday, the day after President Barack Obama was re-elected and some say the student was talking about election results when the teacher acted out. Freeman says the Catahoula Parish School District is working in conjunction with the Jonesville Police Department, but would not comment further because this is a personnel issue.
Investigators at the police department confirm a criminal complaint has been filed by the student's parents and they are working to obtain footage of the alleged altercation and interview witnesses.
In the meantime, school board members say they are on standby. Josephine Jones says she expects the superintendent and high school administration to meet in the coming days and adds, if the situation is not taken care of properly, then the school board will get involved.
As of Thursday Jones says the teacher in question has been removed from the classroom until further notice.