David Swinyar, a teacher at Kernan Middle School in Jacksonville, Florida, has been placed on suspension for using the N-word with his students, Action News Jax reports.
Swinyar didn’t just use the racial slur, he also told girls in his class that they “should not be dating all these different African American boys because they are not worth it.”
When he’s not being racist, he simply demeans his students, calling them idiots, and that they were dumb. He even told them that if “you’re in my class because you failed,” referring to the Florida state assessment test.
After receiving a complaint from a student’s parent, the school’s principal contacted the Office of Equity and Inclusion/Professional Standards.
Swinyar has been suspended for ten days without pay.