- Raisa Habersham The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A Rockdale County teacher is on administrative leave after he was caught on camera during class threatening to “put a bullet” in a student’s head.
The incident happened two weeks ago at Rockdale Career Academy, but the student’s mother, April Carr, told Channel 2 Action News she was not notified by the principal until last week.
“I think it’s a terroristic threat on my son’s life,” she told Channel 2, “that I definitely don’t take lightly.”
Carr said her son and other students were laughing while physics teacher Paul Hagan was at the board. That’s when Hagan made the threats.
Carr posted video of the threat online and Hagan can be heard clearly saying: “You screw with me you’re going to be in big ass trouble. Don’t smile at me, man. That’s how people like you get shot. I got a bet. I bet by the time you’re 21 somebody’s going to put a bullet in your head. OK. And it might be me the one who does it.”
Hagan apologized to the 11th grader after the comments, but Carr said she wants him fired and charges filed.
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