In Georgia, a teacher has been put on administrative leave after a video came out showing him threatening to shoot a student in the head.
The video, which was filmed by another student at Rockdale Career Academy in Conyers, shows teacher Paul Hagen threatening an 11th-grader.
The student’s mother, April Carr, filed a report with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office and also sent the cell phone video to news outlets.
The video shows Hagen reportedly saying, “I’m serious, dude. If you screw with me, you’re going to get in big [expletive] trouble. Don’t smile at me, man. That’s how people like you get shot. I got a bet. I bet by the time you’re 21, somebody is going to put a bullet in your head, okay? And it might be me…the one who does it.”
Carr told WSB-TV that she posted the footage on her Facebook page earlier this week after the school told her someone had cursed at her son in his Physics class.
The boy told his mom that his teacher got angry because a group of students kept laughing in class. Carr admits her son should have been paying attention, but she said she thinks the teacher could have handled the situation better.
Carr told WSB that she was “outraged” by what the teacher said and wants Hagan fired.
“I think it’s a terroristic threat on my son’s life that I definitely don’t take lightly,” she told reporters. “I want him fired. … And I want charges pressed against him.”
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