A College Park charter school investigated an allegation that a teacher cussed at an eighth-grade student, threatening to “beat the (expletive) out of her,” Channel 2 Action News reported.
The incident began Thursday when Rashaan Brown’s daughter was playing around with another student at Main Street Academy, throwing some water on each other in class, he told Channel 2. Some of that water got onto their teacher, prompting the alleged response.
Brown met with the school’s principal, Cheryl Parker, and a video he recorded during the meeting appears to show her reading the teacher’s statement to him, Channel 2 reported.
“If you were anyone else on the street, I would have beat the (expletive) out of you because of course, I cannot. I need you to get something to clean this up, and I want a (expletive) apology,” the principal said, allegedly repeating what the teacher said.
The student also said the teacher was in her face, and she thought the teacher was going to hit her, the news station reported. Brown said he wants the teacher held accountable.
“If you wouldn’t accept your child cursing you out, why would you send your children to a school being educated and (having) a teacher cursing them out,” Brown said.
Parker sent an email to Channel 2 saying she’s been in constant communication with the parents in this case, which Brown refutes. The email also said the investigation is complete, but she “can’t disclose the details” of its outcome.
AJC.com and Channel 2 are working to find out the outcome of the investigation and the teacher’s status with the school.
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