One Georgia high school teacher is drawing national attention after he was recorded saying a junior was “the dumbest girl I ever met.”
At Greene County High School, Shaniaya Hunter has been struggling in class due to absences related to an eye condition. While doing make-up work, Hunter said she asked her teacher a question and he unleashed on her:
“I have been around for 37 years and clearly, you are the dumbest girl I have ever met. You know what your purpose is going to be? To have sex and have children, because you ain’t gonna never be smart,” he says according to recordings reported by WSB-TV.
The incident allegedly took place in December and was recorded on Hunter’s iPad. She says she was really hurt by the humiliating comments.
Cathy Wright, Hunter’s mother, called the school but said little-to-no action was taken so the family retained a lawyer who will be handling the case pro bono. Ben Windham, who has a law practice in Greensboro, says the teacher should not be teaching children.