A Baltimore teacher was fired after video surfaced showing her calling students racist names.
“Get out of my class,” the teacher is heard yelling repeatedly at one student, who eventually leaves the room. The rest of the class then becomes riled up from the drama, and as the teacher walks back into the room, she refers to the remaining students as “punk ass n*****s” who are “gonna get shot.
The incident happened at Harlem Park Elementary and Middle School in Baltimore.
“I see it and I’m floored!” Erica Gales Deminds, 32, the mother of one of the students in the classroom at the time, told the New York Daily News. “So I uploaded it and shared it with my family, didn’t think it would go as far as it went.”
But the video quickly went viral, leading to the termination of the teacher in question.
The Baltimore City Public School District said in a statement: “We are committed to creating positive and equitable learning environments in school communities where all members are welcome, supported, and valued. No form of discriminatory behavior of any kind is or will be tolerated.”
While the teacher has not been publicly identified, Deminds said she was ordinarily a “very nice teacher.”
“I can’t say what happened that day. I think she was at a breaking point,” Deminds told the Daily News.