BALTIMORE — A teacher at a Baltimore middle school has been fired after a Facebook video of her using a racial slur and berating students in class went viral.
The unidentified white teacher is shown calling a group of mostly black students “idiots” and using the n-word during an outburst on Tuesday at Harlem Park Middle School. She also asks if they want to get an education or end up broke.
The video has been shared over two million times so far on Facebook.
The Baltimore Teachers Union said in a statement that it condemns the language the teacher used.
Baltimore City Public Schools spokeswoman Edie House Foster said in a statement Thursday that the science teacher at Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School is no longer employed by the school system.
BCPS released this statement Thursday:
“Yesterday a middle school science teacher at Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School engaged in verbally abusive behavior and made racially charged comments directed at students. The teacher involved in the incident is no longer employed by City Schools.
At Baltimore City Public Schools, 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.”
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