Landrum High School teacher fired after offensive video surfaces

Published 2:19 pm Friday, November 17, 2023

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LANDRUM—A teacher at Landrum High School has been fired after a video began circulating on social media Wednesday in which he used inappropriate language in a classroom.

In the video, the teacher refers to students as “trash Americans” and uses other offensive language, including a slur against mentally handicapped people. The teacher, who hasn’t been identified by Spartanburg School District One, also rants to his students regarding their grades and lack of patriotism.

“I don’t care if you say the pledge, you guys are a bunch of trash Americans anyway,” the teacher says in the video, according to reports. “None of you even freaking care – none of you care about this country otherwise you would have some patriotism, but you freaking don’t.”

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Spartanburg School District One released a statement Thursday regarding the teacher’s termination.

“The Landrum High School teacher featured in the video circulating on social media is no longer employed with Spartanburg School District One,” the statement reads. “This aligns with our commitment to maintaining a safe and respectful environment for our students and staff. The conduct displayed in the video does not reflect the values and standards of our district. We acknowledge the concerns raised by this incident and extend our sincere apologies to our students, parents, and other staff members.”