A Florida teacher has been suspended for 10 days without pay after he was reported for using the n-word when referring to one of his students. Other complaints mentioned that he once went on a rant to his classroom about why they shouldn’t date black boys because they are “dumb” and “not worth it”.
After a parent lodged the complaint to the school’s principle, the case was referred to the Office of Equity and Inclusion/Professional Standards, who opened an official investigation. Soon, David Swinyar who taught at Kernan Middle School in Jacksonville, Florida, had received a ten-day suspension without pay. Their investigation reached the following conclusion:
“Mr. Swinyar exercised poor judgment when he engaged in inappropriate communications in the presence of, and/or toward students, by using the ‘n’ word in a conversation with students and/or when he referred to a student.”
DCPS approved last night recommended 10 day suspension of local teacher without pay for... pic.twitter.com/igt3Wd4gI0— Cole Heath (@ColeANjax) 7 March 2018
David Swinyar had allegedly told the pupils,
“You all should not be dating all these different African-American boys because they are not worth it.” While also calling his pupils dumb and at one point referring to one black student as a “n**ger”.
This suspension comes just one week after the Huffington Post exposed another Florida teacher for hosting a white supremacist podcast. The teacher had used a pseudonym to publish the racially charged material, but for some reason used her real face as a profile picture on the podcast. She later claimed the material was satirical she has still received a suspension while the school board investigates whether she can continue working as a teacher.
Meanwhile David Swinyar will return to teaching at Kernan Middle School at the end of his 10-day suspension despite his unprofessional behaviour.
The teacher allegedly loves talking about Donald Trump and defended his slurs by saying he goes to a black church.— trish (@irishheart1960) 8 March 2018
Students said he then started mocking black preachers. https://t.co/A7aPV4SlI5. #DavidSwinyar needs to be fired Ban racists from teaching our kids