Teacher Mocks Summer School Student in Viral Video: ‘You Weren’t Ashamed During the School Year’

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A viral video shows a boy sitting in the front of the class at Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery, Alabama, wearing a green hooded sweatshirt being mocked by the female teacher. Google Maps

A video has gone viral of an Alabama teacher shaming and mocking a high school student in the classroom.

The video was taken by the teacher and was posted on Facebook on Wednesday by Lashun Oliver, who claims the student in the video is her little brother. The video shows the boy sitting in the front of the class at Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery, Alabama wearing a green hooded sweatshirt being mocked by the female teacher.

“This teacher still teaching one student,” the female teacher said.

The female teacher, who is recording the video in the back of the room, then mocks the student for being in summer school.

Screen Shot 2018-05-25 at 11 A viral video shows a boy sitting in the front of the class at Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery, Alabama, wearing a green hooded sweatshirt being mocked by the female teacher. Google Maps

“Get that lesson. You the only one. Get that lesson. That’s what happens when [n-word] be thinking you be playing. See this teacher’s good. Y’all know me, I’m petty. Hell no, he would be gettin’ this at summer school. Twenty days, four weeks,” the teacher said.

The female teacher than moves closer to the student and tells him she was going to post the recorded video on Snapchat “so all your friends can see.”

“Aw, don’t be ashamed now. Because you weren’t ashamed during the school year. We need to put this on your Snap[chat] so all your friends can see,” the female teacher said.

The video already has 51,000 views on Facebook, and Oliver has said that actions will be taken against the teachers.

I said I wasn’t [going to] post the video due to it [being] my brother, but here is the video,” Oliver wrote on Facebook. “She had the nerve to sit and record my little brother. [You] can bet actions will be [taken].”

Newsweek has reached out to Oliver for comment but did not hear back in time for publication.

Montgomery County schools spokesman Tom Salter issued a statement to AL.com, stating that the school is investigating the situation.


"After viewing what appears to be glaringly unprofessional actions by a teacher recording and posting this video (and possibly other MPS employees in the room), the system is launching an investigation into the matter,” the statement read. “The actions on the video do not represent the policies of MPS or what is expected from a Montgomery Public Schools educator. After the investigation is over, appropriate and necessary actions will be taken against anyone found to have violated MPS policies.”

A petition on Change.org was created to fire the teacher who recorded the video. The petition identified the teachers as Kreshay Monique Thomas Caswell and David Hodge, but Salter could not confirm they were the teachers in the video.

The petition calls for the teacher recording the video to terminate her from her position, and for the other teacher to be suspended from the school for three months without pay.

“We demand that the public is made aware of their findings and that the student is made whole through punitive compensation,” the petition states. “We…make these demands not only for this student but for any student who has had to endure bullying from teachers which demean, degrade, discriminate and violate a child.”

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