A teacher has been suspended after a clip surfaced of her allegedly asking a black pupil why she isn’t ‘allowed to say the N word’.
In the clip, the white teacher, from Wilmington Academy in Dartford, Kent, apparently asks: “Hang on, am I not allowed to use the word n****?”
Two students then answer ‘no,’ before adding: “Because it’s a disrespectful word to black people.”
The teacher responds, saying: “In the slave time, in the slave trade, it’s where that word came from, yeah.
“N****, n**** right?”
The school has now addressed the video with a press release on its website.
They’ve confirmed the teacher has been suspended and a ‘full formal investigation’ into the incident has been launched.
It reads: “Yesterday evening we were made aware of a video circulating on social media that appears to show a member of our support staff at Wilmington Academy using a racially derogatory term during a discussion with a student.
“The member of staff involved has now been suspended pending a full formal investigation into the incident. The student in the video will receive any necessary support they require from senior leaders and specialist trained staff.
“Wilmington Academy and Leigh Academies Trust does not tolerate the use of any racially derogatory language by staff or students and treats any such breach extremely seriously.
“As a Trust we serve a diverse community that expects us to uphold the highest standards of equality and inclusion and as such we will be taking proactive steps to prevent any incidents like this occuring in the future.”
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