A MOTHER said her son is suffering from ongoing “racial abuse” at school.

Paris Hayward said her 12-year-old son Malik, who is in Year 8 at Longhill School in Falmer Road, Rottingdean, is regularly being called a “n****r” by other students.

Ms Hayward, who lives in Crossbush Road, Brighton, said: “My son is constantly being called the ‘n’ word’ by other kids.

“On Thursday some students were talking about a packet of crisps and they were saying ‘salt and n****r’ to him.

“My son wants to move school, he’s so upset.

“He’s not getting any help whatsoever, and it’s so horrible to hear.

“It’s hurting my feelings too, as a mother.

“I just need something to be done about it now.”

Ms Hayward said she has contacted the school about the problem, but the abuse has not stopped.

She said: “I called the school on Thursday, which is the third time I’ve had to contact them about it.

“It feels like everything Malik does, it’s always wrong, and always negative.

“He’s been in a bit of trouble in the past, but he’s doing so much better now.

“He’s not retaliating any more even though he wants to, but he still ends up getting told off.

“I feel like black people are still looked upon as criminals.

“I see that now, as a white mother.

“It’s not fair on my son.”

Ms Hayward said Malik has been moved into a different class after an incident with another student, and she believes it has affected his education.

She said: “The school have put him in a different class to another student, who he was pushed into before.

“He was in a higher set but they’ve moved him to a lower one.

“He just doesn’t want to go to school anymore.”

Katie Williams, headmistress at Longhill High school said: “We are not able to comment on specific cases.

“We would however like to reassure parents and students that any incidents of racism are dealt with extremely seriously.

“We follow the local authority guidelines when dealing with such cases, and at all times ensure that any relevant parties are kept informed.”