It’s tough to truly get to the bottom of a situation at a lot of these schools. The teachers, parents and administration are all competing interests a lot of times, instead of working together like they’re supposed to. A LOT of the problems in schools today could be fixed if all three sides would just back the fuck down and talk in a civil manner about things. So yeah, you’re gonna get some convoluted sounding stories, because everyone’s got their own version.
That being said, it’s a 13 year old kid. Even if she was being mistreated, you wouldn’t liken that to slavery. Racism and prejudice in the 50’s 60’s maybe, but not Frederick Douglass. The former would not shock me in the least though, and that’s kind of sad. I went through some of my teaching courses alongside middle class white girls that were just straight up not comfortable around black people in some ways.