A Florida middle school teacher will face a 10-day suspension after an investigation found he used racial slurs in front of students.
David Swinyar has also been accused by students of belittling them, yelling at them, and confronting them in a “physically aggressive manner,” according to the investigation conducted by the Duval County School District.
However, the 48-year-old math teacher at Kernan Middle School will keep his job, despite saying the n-word multiple times to students.
While teaching his math class in October of last year, Swinyar had a conversation with students about the word “fuck” after overhearing it in his classroom. According to the report, he said:
“If my daughter was dating someone who used the ├óΓé¼╦£f’ word, I wouldn’t have any respect for that n****r.”
As the conversation evolved into a dialogue about dating, Swinyar reportedly used the slur again, saying:
“If your boyfriend says bad things to you and/or treats you wrong, that means that he’s acting like a n****r. You all should not be dating all these different African Americans [sic] boys because they are not worth it.”
Most of the two dozen students in his class agreed they clearly heard the teacher say the word, with one of the shocked students admitting he wanted to “go on a rampage” after hearing the slur.
When the black students called out Swinyar’s behavior, he allegedly said:
“I never said that, but if I did, I am sorry.”
Swinyar tried to defend himself by saying he attends a black church, but then broke out in laughter and started mocking black preachers, according to students.
One student told investigators that Swinyar “loves to talk about politics and Donald Trump,” while another said he regularly called the students “idiots.”
A female student claimed the middle school teacher “makes female students uncomfortable by staring at their breasts and other parts.”
After a student in his class went to the school’s office to call his mother and tell her about the racial slur incident in October, Swinyar allegedly “yelled at the student and called the student a liar,” the school’s office assistant told investigators, adding:
“He also snatched the phone away from the student.”
The school board agreed to the teacher’s 10-day suspension on Tuesday night, with the customary verbal and written reprimands “skipped” due to the “severity’ of the incident.
How many strikes does a racist clown like this get before the district kicks him out?
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