A teacher at the Rockdale Career Academy in Georgia is under investigation because of a video of the teacher threatening a student.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 11th-grade physics teacher Paul Hagan told the student:
You screw with me you’re going to be in big a** trouble. Don’t smile at me. That’s how people like you get shot. I got a bet. I bet by the time you’re 21 somebody’s going to put a bullet in your head. OK. And it might be me the one who does it.
One student’s mother, April Carr, posted the video of the incident on Facebook and started an online petition demanding Hagan be fired:
Please continue to share I need more signatures to make sure Justice is served..I only have 50 signatures as of now….Please sign and share this petition ad well as the video..Thank you.
Hagan did apologize for the incident.
Cindy Ball, Rockdale County Public Schools’ director for strategy and innovation, issued a statement:
We were made aware of the video Thursday afternoon and immediately launched an investigation into this personnel matter, which is ongoing at this time.