- A parent at Chapel School in Bronxville, New York, says her son was among three black students singled out to play slaves during mock auction Tuesday
- Auction was held by fifth-grade social studies teacher Rebecca Antinozzi as part of a lesson on slavery
- Mother Vernex Harding says her son told her Antinozzi had him and the other black students put on imaginary shackles and chains
- Antinozzi, who has taught at the private school for four years, has been removed from the classroom
- New York Attorney General Letitia James is monitoring the situation
Parents at a private school in Westchester County, New York, are up in arms after a social studies teacher reportedly held a mock slave auction in which white students were asked to ‘buy’ their black classmates.
The incident, which is now being investigated by officials at the Chapel School in Bronxville, was said to have occurred on Tuesday in the fifth-grade history class of Rebecca Antinozzi.
Vernex Harding told the station WPIX that her son, who is black and attends the school, was left traumatized by the controversial lesson on slavery.