A California high school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after a student secretly recorded threatening to physically harm a student in a video that went viral.
Robert Bean, an English teacher at Cajon High School in San Bernardino, was caught yelling at a younger student, according to the clip.
“…because she thinks she’s funny. She’s a rude, defiant little brat that I want to smash her face against the wall,” Bean said in the TikTok video, which has been viewed nearly 100,000 times.
“I’m an old school guy, I’m 53 years old,” he said.
It’s unclear what prompted the teacher’s comments.
The video is captioned, “I’m a student at Cajon High School and wanted to shed light on what Mr. Bean says on a regular basis, along with various things such as insulting students and other teachers.”
Since the video circulated on social media, many of Bean’s former students have taken a stand against the teacher’s behavior in the comments, sharing their horrifying experiences in his class.
One student, Megan Soult – who graduated from Cajon High School 12 years ago – told KTLA that Bean made fun of her diagnosis of an autoimmune disease.
“He embarrassed me, he humiliated me in front of my entire class with my not only very private but my very personal medical information,” Soult recalled. “To see this come up so many years later and to hear how many people have brought this to the attention of the school’s administrative staff and still nothing has been done is just amazing.”
Blaine Anderson, a senior at the high school, told Fox 11 Bean “has done this stuff in the past, he would yell at students, he would call them different insults, the ‘R slur’ for you and the ‘F slur ‘ is another .”
The Santa Bernardino City Unified School District placed Bean on administrative leave Monday and opened an investigation into the allegations, KTLA reported.
“We have been monitoring the same social media posts and are aware of the comments. We have launched an investigation and have released a phone number for families to share relevant information to become part of the investigation,” the county said in a statement.
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