A teacher in the Upper Darby School District of Pennsylvania has been placed on unpaid leave after she was captured on video going on a racist rant in the parking lot of Drexel Hill Middle School. According to the video shared by parent Rasheed Noel, the altercation began after a minor car accident.
The teacher reportedly began yelling racist and homophobic insults after the accident and before he began recording.
The unnamed teacher accused the man of being on welfare because he was black and continued spewing racially charged comments, according to CNN.com.
“Go back to your welfare, to your Section 8 house,” the teacher added. “You go f*ck off n*gger.”
She ended her rant by throwing a homophobic slur at the parent.
Here is the video:
CNN noted that the Upper Darby School District is a very diverse community in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
The Upper Darby School District is in a residential suburb of Philadelphia. According to the district, the student population of its schools is increasingly diverse: 46.6% are African American, 31.76% are white, 14.4% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 5.62% are Hispanic and 1% are other.
According to Upper Darby School District Superintendent Daniel McGarry, the teacher has been placed on unpaid administrative leave.
“The behavior, language, and treatment of one of our parents are not in keeping with our expectations of our teachers and staff. The comments and actions made by this teacher do not align with our core beliefs of Opportunity, Unity, and Excellence,” the statement reads. “We will be working with our District’s Deep Equity Team to develop ways to reflect on this incident with staff across the District.”
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