JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The Jackson County NAACP wants the Moss Point School District to remove a bus driver who is being accused of using a racial slur.
According to chapter president Curley Clark, the incident happened Nov. 17. Clark says the bus driver allegedly screamed out a racially insensitive word so loud, every child on the bus heard it.
He says parents complained to school officials, but no action was taken. The parents then reached out to the NAACP for help, because they felt their children's safety and emotional concerns were being ignored.
The NAACP is now asking the school district to investigate the alleged racial and safety issues surrounding the actions on the bus.
Clark says district personnel should be held accountable for their actions or inactions involving the safety of the children in that district.
Superintendent Dr. Maggie Griffin said Monday was the first time she was made aware of this accusation, and it is now being investigated. She has also spoken with a representative from the NAACP and the transportation director.
Griffin said any complaints parents have are taken seriously and will be investigated.