(NEW YORK POST) – An Atlanta physics teacher is on administrative leave after being caught on camera threatening to “put a bullet” through a student’s head.
“Don’t smile at me, man. That’s how people like you get shot,” Rockdale Career Academy teacher Paul Hagan can be seen telling a black student. “I got a bet by the time you’re 21 somebody’s gonna put a bullet right through your head. Okay? And it might be me, the one who does it.”
The footage was posted to Facebook by April Carr, the threatened student’s mother, local station WSBTV reported.
“I think it’s a terroristic threat on my son’s life that I definitely don’t take lightly,” she told the station.
Hagan went on the violent rant after Carr’s son and other students were laughing while he wrote an equation on the board, the mom said.
Carr has filed a police report and is calling for the teacher to be fired.
The school said it was still investigating the incident.