A White student slapped a Black teacher and threw a phone in her direction while cursing and yelling obscenities.
A video clip of a white student attacking a Black teacher has gone viral, sparking outrage and resulting in an investigation.
In the video, a substitute teacher at Castleberry High School in Fort Worth, Texas attempts to make a phone call using a landline. As she does so, a student walks to the front of the classroom and ends the call. The teacher attempts to move the studentâ€™s hand from the phone. Shockingly, the student slaps the teacherâ€™s hand and says â€œdeal with me.â€�
The teacher responds by walking around the front of the desk to confront the student, saying â€œyou touched me, I didnâ€™t touch you.â€�
The teacher walks to the door in an attempt to get help while the student calls her mom. The teacher returns and tries taking the studentâ€™s phone, prompting the student to respond â€œno, Iâ€™m calling my mama cause you ainâ€™t about to f–k me up bi—.â€�
The student gets her mother on the phone and the berating of the teacher continues, with the student even addressing the teacherâ€™s race, telling her mother, â€œyou want to talk to her cause sheâ€™s Black and sheâ€™s f—–g pissing me off right now.â€� She then throws the phone at the teacher as the teacher is sitting behind her desk.
Castleberry High School released a statement saying it is â€œgreatly disturbedâ€� by the ordeal.
â€œWe first want to commend the teacher for the calm demeanor and utter professionalism she demonstrated throughout the entirety of the incident, even when the situation turned violent and offensive,â€� the statement reads. â€œWe support this teacher and her response in the strongest terms possible.â€�
The situation has been turned over to the police due to the â€œcriminal activityâ€� displayed in the video. The Castleberry Independent School District is conducting its own investigation and promises to protect its teachers and ensure proper discipline for the student.
â€œHarassment, racism, and violence against our teachers will not be tolerated,â€� the statement continues. They add that they are doing what is necessary to as the investigation continues.
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