On Twitter they are claiming there is a new TikTok trend that challenges students to call their black teachers the N-word.
We do not know if this is the same situation but a video has gone viral of a substitute teacher literally manhandling a student for calling him the racial slur.
In the video, the teacher can be seen pushing against the student at first, and then he grabs him and throws him to the ground before pushing him out of the class.
A new TikTok trend where students call Black teachers the N-word blindsides this substitute teacher, who throws a student down to the ground violently, pushing him out the of classroom…
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According to ABC news this happened at Richmond high and the teacher has been fired.
Police are investigating the incident with the possibility of charges being filed.
“There is no justifying it. I just think he could have taken better precautions like calling the principal or some other authority. It was a bad move. I’ll say that,” expressed Rogelio Casillas, a student at Richmond High School.
A parent, Irma Beltran found the teacher’s actions disturbing.
“I felt angry,” she told us.
The incident has rattled Richmond High.
On Tuesday, ABC7 News was given cell phone video of a gathering organized by the Black Student Union.
They addressed other students denouncing the use of any racial slurs and also asking the school to ensure everyone’s safety.
Those who have been taught by the substitute teacher say he’s liked by students.
“He was a pretty cool guy from when he substituted in my classroom,” added Casillas.
“He was a normal teacher. He was just there if we needed him,” expressed Fatima Ramos, another student.
The school district fired the teacher and issued this statement: “The student is safe with their family, and our school and district are fully investigating the incident.”
Also investigating the incident is Richmond police. So far, it’s not clear if charges will be filed against the teacher.
“We will finish our investigation, conduct our interviews and we will forward the report to the district attorney and they will review the case and make an ultimate filling decision as far as whether this amounts to a felony crime or a misdemeanor crime, and what charges shall be filed if any,” revealed Sgt. Donald Patchin.