After KHOU obtained audio of her calling junior-high-school students “utter morons,” a Texas teacher was placed on administrative leave.
Teachers have had it rough the past couple of years dealing with COVID-19 and staff shortages. The unidentified teacher expresses her frustration about her job at Harry Wright Junior High School in the audio.
She says, “If I have to keep dealing with kids that are complete and utter morons, I’m done.” The teacher was placed on leave on January 13.
“I want to be fired at this point. I literally am going to hurt myself if I have to keep coming here. I have never in my life dealt with kids that are so awful that if they fell into a river, I would let them float away.”
The Lamar Consolidated Independent School District released a statement empathizing with worried parents.
“Parents trust us with their students every day and, unfortunately, the actions of a single person have the potential to breach that trust. That is why it is important to underscore that the hardworking, dedicated staff at Wright Junior High School work to create a place where all students feel included and valued, and the comments made in the video are not a reflection of the campus as a whole.”