A Louisiana substitute teacher went into a profanity-filled tirade in an 8th-grade classroom last week – and it was all recorded by a cell phone.
While substitute teachers are frequently mistreated by students, Bob Bowden, Founder of Choice Media, told Fox News it was hard to be sympathetic when a teacher can’t control their temper, but the school should have had more control over the situation.
“They should have been sort of watching,” Bowden said. “Especially if you have a new teacher coming in to the school who obviously doesn’t know the protocol, doesn’t know the kind of classroom that she’s going to be dealing with.”
An update from Baton Rouge TV station WAFB-9 reports that the teacher is no longer at the school.
“Disbelief – I just couldn’t believe it. I was like in shock,” Terri McLendon, mother of the student who recorded the video, told the station. “I don’t talk to my child like that, she has no good right. She has to handle those kids accordingly. Like you know, send them to the principal’s office. None of them deserved to be cursed out like that.”
Glasgow Middle School Principal Dianne Talbot said that every teacher in the system undergoes an orientation process.
“For the parents benefit, we don’t want the parents to believe that this is something we would condone nor is it something that any school would ever condone,” Talbot said.
Caution – video contains profane language.
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