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High school teacher in NJ who called George Floyd a ‘criminal’ in class indefinitely suspended

A high school teacher in New Jersey was suspended after he allegedly bursted out in a rant on a zoom call last week.

A teacher at Dickinson High School in New Jersey, Howard Zlotkin, made national news after he broke out into a rant over a recorded zoom call. The call, which was captured by a student and obtained by NBC New York, occurred this week, was taken during what should have been a class discussion about climate change. According to reports, Zlotkin cursed at students and called George Floyd a ‘f***ing criminal’. In his rant, Zlotkin commented about privilege, stating, “If you think I’m privileged then f—k you, because my daughter thinks I’m privileged and I don’t speak to her.”

The science teacher continued,“I hear people whining and crying about Black Lives Matter, but George Floyd was a f—ing criminal and he got arrested and he got killed because he wouldn’t comply and the bottom line is we make him a f—ing hero.” On Friday, the superintendent of schools, Franklin Walker, spoke out on Zlotkin’s crude comments. According to Walker, Zlotkin had been suspended with pay, and called the situation ‘unacceptable’.

ARTICLE: ETHAN FINN

POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

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