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N.C. teacher writes 'loser' on assignments

March 12, 2010 12:59:39 AM PST
A N.C. teacher is in hot water after writing 'loser' on a 6th grade student's assignments. He said it was his way of joking.The girl's mother, Patty Clement, said the Enka Middle School teacher Rex Roland has done this twice now on her daughter's assignments and says it sends the wrong message.

"This is telling her 'You're a loser. You're not going to go anywhere,'" she said.

The girl was removed from Roland's class. Roland apologized, saying this was his way of joking with the students.

Some parents defended his teaching style, but Clement wants him suspended.

The school district will only say that this is a personnel matter that's being looked into.