Richmond substitute teacher slaps student in viral video, sparks online debate

A Richmond High School teacher is being savaged online after allegedly throwing a student to the ground and kicking him out of the classroom. The teacher is no longer employed by the institution. The incident is currently under investigation by the West Contra Costa Unified School District.

A video of the altercation was taken on Monday, January 23. In the viral footage, the Richmond school teacher can be heard yelling in the child’s face – “Say it again.” Some social media users alleged that the school employee took the extreme step after the student called him the n-word. After which there was a heated argument between the two.

The Richmond High teacher can be seen bracing herself with her arms behind her. However, as things got tense as he and the student continued to argue, the Richmond High School teacher suddenly grabbed the young man by his clothes and forced him to the ground. Fellow students were heard gasping in shock and trying to remove themselves from the situation. The teacher then grabbed the student again and pushed him into the hallway. Then the teacher said:

“Get out of my class.”

Authorities had not confirmed that the student had used a racial slur against the Richmond High teacher at the time of writing. It has also not been confirmed if the student was injured or if any disciplinary action was taken.

The encounter was recorded from multiple angles and uploaded on social media as students took out their mobile phones to record the shocking encounter. School.

Reacting to the viral video, one netizen said:

@LuisCam82062622 Teachers need to be enforcers especially when your kids are being disrespectful. Some life lessons need to be taught early.


Netizens taunt Richmond High School teacher online.

Many people have commented on the internet condemning the teacher’s actions. Many noted that there were better ways to handle the situation. Many netizens rallied for the Richmond High School teacher to condemn his actions. Other netizens wondered whether Parents The student accused the teacher of physically assaulting the youth.

A few reactions read:

@LuisCam82062622 It is painful to see people justifying physical assault on a minor child.

@LuisCam82062622 “Get out of my class” Well sir I don’t think you will have any more!😂

@LuisCam82062622 Do you think it was justified? The teacher escalated it to physical violence. 90 days in jail, 3 years probation, anger management, and heavy fines should do the trick.

@LuisCam82062622 The constant “say that again” was his problem. He let anger get the best of him.


After the altercation, the students protested for the dismissal of the teacher.

Lorenzo Morotti, a journalist Teacher At the school, it was confirmed that students protested and walked out of their classes just before fifth period. They held up flyers that read:

“We tried using racial slurs. We were fed up. The actions he took were not right, but the actions of the children were also not right.

BREAKING: “We stop. You stop,” Richmond High School BSU Director Kira Astor said to start the walkout rally. 100 students stand in solidarity against using racial slurs in response to a black teacher attacking a Latino student for using racial slurs in class. https://t.co/QBD9AzzfnP

Bay Area Newsgroup obtained statements from the school’s black community. Students The union announced that both the teacher and the student should be expelled from the institution for their actions. He said:

“Even though the teacher is all eyes on him because he’s an adult and he should have handled it differently, at the end of the day they were both disrespectful, and either of them could have run. But… someone like that. Someone who is not black is wrong to say such a hateful word and should be held accountable for their actions. Not only should the teacher be removed, but the student as well.”

The West Contra Costa Unified School District has since announced that the incident is under investigation. They also announced that “the district has taken immediate action” and that the teacher in question has been terminated from her job.





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