Ky. Teacher Gets Terminated for Fracas, Allegedly Calling Student ‘Just Another Black Boy Who Got Shot’

Kentucky science teacher William Bennett no longer has a job at Marion C. Moore High School in Louisville, Ky.

A video recently went viral showing Bennett, a White teacher, pinning an African-American student to the ground and pulling on his hair.

A Jefferson County Public Schools investigation uncovered that Bennett made “inappropriate comments” and “escalated the situation” according to his termination letter.

Gwen Aviles of The Insider wrote, “The letter stated that the incident, which occurred in August 2021 unfolded as such: the student, 16-year-old Jamir Strane, appeared to have initiated the fracas by punching Bennett in the back of the head, then Bennett ‘caught the student’ and put his ‘whole body weight on top of him.’

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