A Georgia high school teacher has turned in his resignation only days after audio of him harshly insulting a Black female student went viral.
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that Cory Hunter formally resigned earlier this week, four months after he told 16-year-old Shaniaya Hunter (unrelated) that she was “the dumbest girl I have ever met” in his 37 years of teaching.
Shaniaya, who suffers from a vision disorder and is forced to occasionally miss class, was trying to catch up before a test when she asked her teacher who Sojourner Truth was. It was then that Cory went on a verbal rant, which was captured on Shaniaya’s school-issued iPad.
“…You know what your purpose is going to be?” Cory is heard saying. “To have sex and have children because you ain’t never going to be smart.”
Shaniaya’s family has hired a lawyer and has been calling for either the school to fire Cory, or for the teacher to step down.
“It is a shame that it took a lawyer to be involved,” family lawyer Ben Windham told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. “It is a shame that it took this long. I am just glad for Shaniaya Hunter. She can go to school and hopefully move on.”