An audio clip has surfaced of a high school teacher yelling at her class and dropping the F-bomb multiple times. The teacher is now on paid leave while an investigation is taking place.
The Daily Breeze reports that clip was recorded by a student in late September. In the audio, the teacher screams “I know my f---ing s--t. Don’t f--- with that. I’m tired of trying to educate you, and you guys resist every step of the f---ing way. Get the f--- out of here.”
The teacher, whose name has not been made public, has been placed on paid leave while Los Angeles Unified School District administrators investigate.
The incident reportedly took place in late September at Humanities and Arts Academy, a small, independent public school located on the larger campus of Narbonne High School in the Harbor City area of Los Angeles.
The teacher said that the clip was recorded by a student who had been heckling her in front of the 12th-grade class and that she’s sorry about the incident.
“You know, I had a weak moment,” she told The Daily Breeze. “Forgive me.”
The LAUSD’s code of ethics includes a behaviors for teachers to avoid. Among them:
“Engaging in any behaviors, either directly or indirectly with a student(s) or in the presence of a student(s), that are unprofessional, unethical, illegal, immoral, or exploitative.”
School officials also noted that the student who recorded the outburst violated a school rule because she did not have her cellphone turned off in class.
Warning: The audio contains graphic language. It can be heard here.