David Swinyar, who has been suspended from teaching after the alleged racial slurs
A teacher has been suspended after reportedly using the N-word in class and telling students not to date African-Americans because ‘they are not worth it’.
David Swinyar, a math teacher at Kernan Middle School in Jacksonville, Forida, allegedly made racist comments in a school with a black population of more than 22 percent.
He has now been suspended by the school district after evidence suggested it wasn’t the first time he had used the slur in class.
According to an investigative report seen by CNN, a student told the school board Swinyar had been discussing relationships in class.
On October 6 last year, he reportedly addressed his students with the statement: ‘If your boyfriend says bad things to you and/or treats you wrong, that means he’s acting like a n*****.
‘You all should not be dating all these different African-American boys because they are not worth it.’
And it wasn’t the first time he had done it.
The report stated Swinyar had made similar comments two months previously.
A student said they witnessed their teacher say: ‘If my daughter was dating someone who used the F-word, I wouldn’t have any respect for that n*****.’
David Swinyar, a math teacher at Kernan Middle School (pictured) in Jacksonville, Forida, allegedly made racist comments in a school with a black population of more than 22 percent
He is also accused of saying if an African-American was dating his daughter and swore, he would beat that person up.
After this alleged racial slur, a student is said to have confronted him, to which he supposedly replied: ‘I would never say that, but if I did, I am sorry,’ according to CNN.
The news network reported Duval County’s school board sent a letter to its members after the story was published to say Swinyar – who was suspended for 10 days – would be reassigned a role without contact to students for the remainder of the year.