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A teacher at Kernan Middle School allegedly used a racial slur during a conversation with students, according to an investigative report.
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The principal of the school contacted the Office of Equity and Inclusion/Professional Standards after receiving a complaint from a student's parent.
DCPS approved last night recommended 10 day suspension of local teacher without pay for... pic.twitter.com/igt3Wd4gI0— Cole Heath (@ColeANjax) March 7, 2018
A student from the middle school showed me this letter that was sent home for parents today regarding the investigation into the teacher at Kernan Middle School @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/dRKWyuvSlA— Danielle Avitable (@DanielleANjax) March 7, 2018
Teacher David Swinyar is accused of using the n-word with his students. He also allegedly said to students, "You should not be dating all these different African American boys because they are not worth it."
Swinyar was also accused of demeaning students by calling them "idiots" last October, according to the report.
A 10-day suspension without pay was approved on Tuesday night for Swinyar by the Duval County School Board.
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