A substitute teacher at South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina told a student on Sept. 25: “Go back where you speak Spanish if you don’t want to speak English.”
A female student who filmed the incident told WSOC: “I was like, ‘It’s not right. This is racism.’”
The female student said the student was speaking Spanish with another classmate when the substitute teacher demanded that he stop.
The student asked the substitute teacher if he was being racist, and the substitute teacher replied, “I’m racist, right.”
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) said that district officials were investigating the incident: “CMS is committed to providing a safe, social and emotional environment for learning at all schools for all students and staff.”
South Meck principal Maureen Furr assured parents that the substitute teacher will no longer be at the school.