- A Texas teacher was placed on leave after calling her students “morons” in a viral video.
- The comment could be heard in a video obtained by KHOU.
- “I want to be fired at this point,” the teacher said.
A Texas teacher was placed on administrative leave amid an investigation after she was caught in a viral social media video stating that her junior high school students “utter morons.”
In the audio of the video obtained by KHOU the unidentified first-year Harry Wright Junior High School teacher recently voiced her frustration to students about her job. A reporter at the station posted a snippet of the recording on Twitter on Wednesday.
—Jason Miles (@JMilesKHOU) January 19, 2022
“If I have to keep going with kids that are complete and utter morons, I’m done,” the teacher could be heard saying in the recording, according to the outlet. “I want to be fired at this point. I literally am going to hurt myself if I have to keep coming here.”
The teacher added: “Like, I have never in my life dealt with kids that are so awful that if they fell into a river, I would let them float away.”
Lamar Consolidated Independent School District did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
However, in a statement, it called the teacher’s comments “disturbing” and said that she faced disciplinary action on January 13, according to the report. The news station confirmed that the teacher was still on leave as of last week.
“Parents trust us with their students every day and, unfortunately, the actions of a single person have the potential to breach that trust,” the district said in a statement, per the outlet. “That is why it is important to underscore that the hardworking, dedicated staff at Wright Junior High School work to create a place where all students feel included and valued, and the comments made in the video are not a reflection of the campus as a whole.”
The incident was met with both backlash and some compassion, according to the report, as teachers are grappling with burnout as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
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