On Thursday morning, a video showing a Baltimore teacher speaking to her students in a reprehensible manner circulated on social media.
The anonymous science teacher from Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School is seen on video kicking a disruptive student out of class, and then lecturing the rest of the children.
“You are getting zeros for doing nothing!’ the teacher screams at her students.
“You’re idiots! You have a chance to get an education. Do you wanna be a broke ass nigger who’s going to get shot?” she yells in the video.
The students immediately react to the words and begin screaming at the teacher before the video cuts out.
The video was uploaded to Facebook by a woman who claims to be the mother of one of the students in the class.
Shortly after the video began circulating online, Baltimore Public Schools announced that the teacher was let go.
“We are committed to creating positive and equitable learning environments in school communities where all members are welcome, supported, and valued. No form of discriminatory behavior of any kind is or will be tolerated,” the district said in a statement.
The video of the incident was shared by thousands of people online, including Shaun King of the New York Daily News.
King made headlines in recent days for documenting moments of racial injustice that occurred since the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.