Fairfax County, Virginia school administrators have placed a school teacher on paid administrative leave after she reportedly asked the only black student in class to read a poem in a "blacker" voice.

"She interrupted me after I finished the first stanza, and told me to read it 'blacker,'" recounted ninth-grader Jordan Shumate. "She said, 'Blacker, Jordan. Come on, I thought you were black.'"