A California middle school teacher was recorded telling minority students their parents would be deported, leaving them to be placed in foster care — the latest instance of caught-on-tape bigotry in the wake of Donald Trump’s Election Day shocker.
The physical education teacher at Bret Harte Preparatory Middle School in South Los Angeles was recorded making the threats by a 6th grade student in the class.
“If you were born here, then your parents gotta go, and they gonna leave you behind. You’ll be in foster care,” he said according to audio recording obtained by CBS’ Los Angeles affiliate.
School officials identified the teacher as a long-term substitute. The teacher was fired after the recording surfaced, a parent told CBS.
At one point in the recording, which has not been released in its entirety, the teacher appears to threaten to provide information on students’ families to immigration authorities.
“How are they going to find me?” a student asks.
“I got your phone numbers, your address, your mama’s address, your daddy’s address. It’s all in the system, sweetie. And when they come and there’s an illegal, they gotta go,” the teacher responds.
Students reacted in fear over the remarks.
“I was scared, because how can a teacher tell us that? He’s just rubbing it in that Trump won. We already know that,” said a student whose father is undocumented. “I worry about my dad because I had a nightmare that he wasn’t with me anymore.”
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