After being filmed threatening to put a bullet in one of his student’s heads at Rockdale Career Academy in Conyers, Georgia, a teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
When the school told the student’s mother, April Carr, about the incident in physics class, she posted the disturbing video, which had been filmed by a fellow student.
In the video, teacher Paul Hagan is shown telling the student:
“I’m serious, dude. If you screw with me, you’re going to get in big a-trouble. Don’t smile at me, man. That’s how people like you get shot. I got a bet by the time you’re 21 somebody’s gonna put a bullet right through your head. Okay? And it might be me the one who does it.”
Hagan’s anger was reportedly sparked by the 11th grader and other students laughing in class.
“He definitely should have been paying attention, getting his lesson…and doing what he was supposed to be doing,” Carr told Fox5. “But at the end of the day, he is a child and that teacher is an adult. He is supposed to maintain control of that classroom and of himself… if you are frustrated, pull him out the class or wait until another class period. Let yourself calm down then pull him to the side and talk to him. You don’t threaten his life.”
Hagan has since apologized to the 11th grader, is on leave, and the incident is being investigated, but Carr told Fox5 she would like to see the teacher fired and charges pressed.
“I think it’s a terroristic threat on my son’s life that I definitely don’t take lightly,” said Carr. “I want him fired. … And I want charges pressed against him.”
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