A Florida middle school teacher has been suspended after students told the administration that he made racist remarks in class last year.
Local news station Action News Jax reports that David Swinyar, a teacher at the Kernan Middle School in Jacksonville, has been suspended without pay for ten days after an investigation by the school concluded that he dropped the “n-word” in class and told students that “you should not be dating all these different African American boys because they are not worth it.”
In addition to his racist comments, Swinyar also called his students “dumb” and would tell them that “you’re in my class because you failed” the Florida Standards Assessments tests.
The school’s principal called in the Office of Equity and Inclusion/Professional Standards after a parent complained about Swinyar’s remarks last fall. After its investigation, the office said it found “credible evidence” to back up the student’s claims.