Georgia teacher suspended for reportedly using N-word in class

A Georgia teacher has been suspended after using a racial slur caught on camera according to FOX Atlanta 5.  A video shows Alcovy High School  art teacher was posted on social media sparking some outrage from students. The news station reported the teacher, Alexandrea Boyington, was sitting at a desk and discussing when it’s okay to use the n-word.

“Say I date a Black guy,” Boyington, who’s white, said. “Then I can say n***a?”

After several students replied “no,” the teacher continued, “‘Cause I got a n***a,” and the video cuts off not long after the comment.

Many students didn’t take her remark lightly. “There was no reason for her to say that,” said Malik Montgomery, a senior.  “When I saw the video, I was disappointed because as a teacher you are supposed to keep your profession, and just keep your composure.”

Boyington has been suspended from the classroom following the incident. The district is now investigating the incident. Two years ago, she was named teacher of the year. Boyington has taught high school art for over a decade.

“Over the weekend, Newton County School System administrators received notification of a video circulating online that allegedly involved an Alcovy High School teacher making inappropriate statements in class,” a spokesperson for Newton County Schools told Fox 5. “The teacher, Ms. Alexandrea Boyington, is currently on administrative leave pending the outcome of our investigation.”

Montgomery told the news station, the teacher “should just lose her job.”

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