An Iowa school employee has been suspended after a video of him using a racial slur towards a student was posted online.
The employee, who has not yet been identified, was filmed calling a student at Dubuque Hempstead High School the ‘N-word’.
The Snapchat video, which appears to have been taken on Wednesday, quickly spread on social media, forcing the school to act quickly.
In the footage, a white employee who wears a green shirt stands across from a black student.
The teacher can be heard saying, “what are you looking at, n—–?”
At the same time, another black student comes out of the room to the employee’s right.
The second student turns around and looks visibly shocked by what he heard. He is heard shouting “What?” loudly.
The school’s deputy principal, Julia Jorgenson, told the Daily Mail in an interview that the employee was immediately suspended and is awaiting investigation.
In a message to parents, she wrote: “I want to be clear that the actions seen in this video are not acceptable and do not represent the values of Hempstead High School.
“I personally spoke with many students and parents today, as well as members of our administrative team to reinforce that we are here to support students today,” she said.
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