Derozen told WHSV TV that the principal of Shelburne Middle School apologized after she complained about the incident. But it didn’t end there. The teacher then showed students a clip from “Roots,” a miniseries about slavery, explaining to students why black children should play slaves, Derozen said.
Staunton City Schools superintendent Linda Reviea issued a statement condemning the incident. She also said the district is investigating.