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Florida Teacher Suspended For Allegedly Using a Racial Slur With Middle School Students

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(NewsJaxFox30) Kernan Middle School

A white middle school teacher in Jackson, FL has been suspended without pay for reportedly using a racial slur while conversing with students.

David Swinyar, a teacher at Kernan Middle School, allegedly said “nigger” in class according to Duval County Public Schools.

A parent of one of the students contacted the principal of the middle school and filed a complaint. An investigative report by the Duval County School Board soon followed on October 6, 2017.

The school’s disciplinarian report reads: “Mr. Swinyar exercised poor judgment when he engaged in inappropriate communications in the presence of, and/or toward students, by using the “n” word in a conversation with students and/or when he referred to a student. He also made other inappropriate comments such as: ‘You are
in my class because you failed the FSA… You all should not be dating all these different African American boys because they are not worth it’ and calling students ‘dumb.’ Mr. Swinyar also exercised poor judgment when he watched ‘porn’ in his classroom on his district laptop computer and/or on his cell phone.”

The thorough investigation amounted to the teacher’s 10-day suspension without pay.

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