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Protest Planned Over Teacher Calling Student 'Nappy-Headed'

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A protest is planned for today outside the school where a teacher called a 13-year-old student "nappy-headed," then the student was kicked out when her mother confronted the principal about the incident.

KTLA reports that members of Brea Persley's community are outraged over the incident and the way it was handled. During a science class at Inglewood's Century Academy for Excellence, teacher Kelly Dempsey allegedly told Persley to "sit your nappy-headed self down."

When Persley told her mother, Shronda Williams, Williams went to the principal. But rather than find support, she was later told in a letter that Persley was being expelled "due to the fact that you scolded the principal."

Dempsey has been placed on administrative leave, and principal Giselle Edman says that Presly was never kicked out -- even though Williams has the letter to prove it.