A North Carolina teacher reportedly has been suspended after being accused of writing "loser" on a sixth-grade student's school work.

A parent accused Enka Middle School teacher Rex Roland of writing "-20% for being a LOSER" on an assignment done by her daughter, after she had already complained about him writing the word "loser" on previous assignments.

Roland apologized, saying using that kind of language is his way of relating to his students, but the woman said she thinks it's his way of bullying her daughter, the Associate Press reported.

Roland has been suspended pending an investigation into the allegations, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported.

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