GA teacher resigns after calling student dumb, saying purpose was to ‘have sex and children’

School officials say a Georgia teacher has resigned after a high school student recorded him calling her ‘the dumbest girl I have ever met’.

Greene County School System Superintendent Chris Houston tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that teacher Cory Hunter resigned at a school board meeting Monday night.

High school junior Shaniaya HunterHouston said the teacher apologized for any ‘disruption’ caused by the ordeal.

WSB-TV reports that 16-year-old junior Shaniaya Hunter, who is not related to the teacher, says she was trying to catch up before a test in December and asked the teacher a question.

She says Hunter replied, ‘I have been around for 37 years and clearly you are the dumbest girl I have ever met.’

She says he added that her purpose in life will be to have sex and have babies.

The teen suffers from serious vision problems that had kept her out of class for most of last year.

On the day of the incident, she was sitting in Hunter’s history class and using a school-issued iPad to record the lecture because she was having trouble seeing the blackboard.

The day’s lesson was about slavery, and at one point Hunter mentioned Sojourner Truth, the 19th century abolitionist and women’s rights activist, reported the Atlanta Journal Constitution. 

Shaniaya asked Hunter who Sojourner Truth was, prompting him to launch what the girl and her lawyer describe as an expletive-laden verbal attack against her.

Shaniaya’s iPad picked up her teacher’s rant, which she then put up on Soundcloud and later shared with media outlets.

In the four-minute recording, Hunter, who has no relation to Shaniaya, can be heard telling the student: ‘You know what? You might be the dumbest girl I’ve ever met in my life and I have been around for 37 years and clearly you are the dumbest girl that I have ever met.’

With Shaniaya’s classmates giggling in the background, the teacher continues: ‘You know what your purpose gonna be? To have sex and have children because you ain’t never gonna be smart.’

The educator goes on to make fun of the 16 year old’s vision problems and then tells her she should get married and change her last name.

When one of the other students in the classroom asks Hunter if he and Shaniaya are ‘kin,’ the teacher replies, ‘No… s*** no!’

According to Shaniaya Hunter and her aunt, this was not the first time that Cory Hunter berated a student in class.

‘He would get up in class the first day and tell the students that if they didn’t want to be talked about, then get out of his class,’ Christie Lockhart, the girl’s aunt whose daughter also attended Greene County High several years ago, tells the station WSB-TV. 

Hunter, a father of two boys, has been with Greene County High School since 2011, serving as a world history teacher and head coach of the boys’ basketball team. In 2013, he was honored as Teacher of the Year.

Source: The DailyMail

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