A 15-year-old black girl, Jakayla Johnson, was suspended from school even after successfully passing a drug test that showed she hadn't taken any drugs or alcohol.
According to reports, Jakayla was in class with about 30 other students when a school officer entered, claiming that there was a smell of marijuana from the corridor hallway. The officer singled out only Jakayla probably because she’s black and took her to the office where she was searched, but wasn’t convicted in possession of any drugs.
“I was feeling embarrassed because they called me out of everybody. They told me to spread my fingers and they smelled my fingers,” she said.
The officials claimed that Jakayla’s hands smelled of marijuana and she was suspended from school for five days.
After hearing the heart-breaking news, Jakayla’s mom became furious that her beautiful and innocent daughter was suspended for possession of drugs, even though the drug test came back negative. “I said, not my child. You have the wrong child, because I know my child,” she said in an interview with WNCN.
Report says that the teen has already missed three of her tests during the suspension and she finds it hard to catch up with the other classmates.
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