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Teacher calls student the N-word, threatens to call police on him in video

The teacher was placed on administrative leave.

 

Eilish O'Sullivan

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Published Apr 13, 2021   Updated Apr 14, 2021, 10:49 am CDT

An Oklahoma teacher was placed on administrative leave after she was caught on camera calling a student the N-word.

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At the beginning of the video, which was posted to Facebook, the student appears to be wanting to leave school. He is on the phone, telling the person on the other line he is going to “walk home.” 

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“I’m keeping you here,” the Holdenville High School teacher tells him.

She then tries to physically stop him from leaving, first by grabbing him and then by holding him by his backpack. He puts his hands up while she is latched onto his backpack. 

“Watch where you touch me,” the student tells her after breaking free.

“You better get yourself over there [N-word], do it!” she responds. 

After she makes the racial slur, at least one student can be heard gasping. 

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“I asked you. I said, ‘What would happen if I said it?’ Right? And so, you didn’t think it was OK,” the teacher says, seemingly referring to her use of the slur after his apparent use of it.

In response, the student appears to grab the glasses and mask off her face and throws them to the ground.

“Call the police. Call the police,” she can be heard saying toward the end of the video, to which another student says, “I’m calling.”

The fact that people are tryna defend Mrs. Bennet is beyond me! When you’re a teacher you sign up to deal with kids. NOBODY but the kids in the classroom knows what she said or did to make him feel like he had to call his mom and tell her he was walking home. Yes he was cussing BUT he tried to leave and SHE put HER hands on him FIRST‼️‼️But no let’s just say he’s a bad disrespectful kid right? Mrs. Bennet has been a teacher for YEARS and you’re telling me this is how she chose to go about this situation? Sounds to me like she needs a new job. 😴 and the fact y’all are tryna excuse her behavior, GTFOH 😒

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It’s unclear if police responded to the incident. The Daily Dot has reached out to the local police department. Holdenville School District told News 9 in a statement that it “is fully aware of the incident,” which occurred on April 9.

“The district is conducting a full investigation into the incident at this time,” it continued, adding that the unidentified teacher will remain on administrative leave “through the duration of a full investigation.”


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*First Published: Apr 13, 2021, 3:55 pm CDT