BALTIMORE, MD. – Baltimore City Public School officials confirmed that a teacher was fired after a student filmed her as she “engaged in verbally abusive behavior and made racially charged comments directed at students.”
The one minute and 20 seconds long video began with a teacher throwing a student out of the classroom. She can be seen grabbing him by the hood and yelling at him all the way to door, as she makes him leave.
“You are getting zeros for doing nothing,” she could be heard saying to the other students.
She then said “You’re idiots!”
She continued to berate the class and around the one minute mark could be heard saying they should get an education or they’re going to be a “punk ass n—– who’s going to get shot.”
The white teacher worked at Harlem Park Middle School in West Baltimore, a mostly black school, reported WJZ.
The video has been viewed online more than 1 million times.
The district, according to WJZ, released the following 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.”