Atlanta teacher resigns after disturbing comment on photo of man kneeling on white toddler's neck

by Joel Abbott · Jul 24th, 2020 2:57 pm
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Last Updated Jul 25th, 2020 at 3:09 pm

An Atlanta-area teacher has resigned after making an alarming comment on an image showing a man kneeling on the neck of a white toddler in solidarity with the Black Lives Matters movement.

The comment, posted on Facebook Wednesday, read: "Again! Your [sic] doing it wrong! One knee on center of the back, one on the neck, and lean into it until death! You saw the video! Get it right or stop [expletive] around!"

The educator, Brian Papin, worked in special education at Cedar Grove High School in DeKalb County and was quickly reported by outraged residents to local news outlets and school administrators. The Dekalb County School Board reported that it was investigating the allegation on Thursday and tweeted Friday morning that the teacher was no longer employed at the school:


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