A Wisconsin teacher is under fire after she repeatedly yelled “n*gga” to her high school students, CBS reports.
The Kenosha Unified School District teacher is now on paid leave as the school district investigates the incident.
“That’s not a word anyone should use in school, let alone a teacher,” one of her students told CBS.
“It’s not a class that I feel like I want to participate in anymore,” the student said.
Kristal Manthe, whose son and sister are in the class, told CBS that another girl in the class used the ‘n word’ towards another student, and the teacher jumped into the conversation.
“[The teacher] brought up that when she was younger she had a nanny who was of color, and that people often called her nanny that so she felt comfortable using that type of language,” Manthe said.
The teacher also apparently noted that the word “should be okay to use because it is used within the African American community.”
This sentiment triggered her rant, with the teacher repeatingly using the slur multiple times in front of her students.
“Her influence on them is going to make them think that this type of language is ok in the future, and that really bothered me,” Manthe said.
One of the student’s father’s claims he reported the incident the day it happened, but the school district claims they just found out about the footage recently.
The school district released this statement about the incident:
“The district was made aware of this incident today and has launched an investigation. The employee has been placed on paid leave while the investigation is completed, however, no additional details can be shared due to personnel privacy rights.”
You can watch the disturbing rant below: