As someone who works with children often, I can say that from personal experience that they can be a challenge. One smart-mouthed answer too many or enough bad behavior will have you wanting to talk to them like you would talk to adults who’ve disrespected you in the street. Of course that’s not necessarily the right thing to do, but I can empathize with someone whose lost their temper in the presence of children.
This is what happened to a substitute teacher at a Baton Rouge, Louisiana middle school. This teacher, who has been identified as Ms. Ford had had enough of the students at Glasgow Middle School misbehaving and launched into a lecture, filled with expletives. During the lecture, which was recorded on a student’s cell phone, Ms. Ford went in.
In a video captured by one of the students she was addressing, Ms. Ford can be heard telling the students:
“You don’t want to learn? Get the f**k out. That’s how I feel.”
“This will my last time cussin and fussin’ with this class. Because on Wednesday I’m wiring your muthaf**king A$$ up and getting your A$$ out of here.”
“I sit up here and I say best believe ya’ll really don’t know who ya’ll f**king with…You really don’t know. Don’t let the hair, the glasses, the height or the shoe size fool you. I will get gutter with you. When I was in college and when I was in high school, I was a muthaf**king beast.”
Woop! Naw seriously, Ms. Ford was way out of line. But at the same time I remember what type of hellish behavior my middle school classmates exhibited. She was probably trying to give them the real.
The school board has not discussed the actions taken against Ms. Ford aside from stating that she is no longer at the school.
Check out her full rant and a parent’s reaction in the video below.