A white Maryland elementary school teacher has come under fire for admitting on camera to calling a Black man a n—r over a parking spot.
On Monday afternoon, Dawn Lennon, along with her husband and children, were leaving a La Plata Walmart when a white woman began berating her husband. According to Lennon’s Facebook post, the woman called her husband the racial slur because he “didn’t move out of the parking spot the way she wanted him to.”
Lennon then pulled out her phone and began filming the woman.
“Did you just call my husband the N-word?” asked Lennon in the video.
In the video, the employee admits to using the N-word.
After the video went viral, social media sleuths revealed the woman is a Potomac Landing Elementary School employee.
“To my surprise finding out that she teaches children that she would use such language like that,” Lennon told WJLA.
Lennon said one other reason she approached the woman was because her children were present.
“I wanted my children to see that you don’t tolerate this kind of racist rhetoric and bigotry. None of this should be tolerated,” Lennon said.
Prince George’s County Public Schools is investigating the incident and they say they are working to “address parent & community concerns.”
“Diversity & tolerance are our core values. We expect all members of the PGCPS community — administrators, faculty, staff & students — to behave in a respectful manner,” a spokesperson said.
“She needs to apologize to the school system, she needs to apologize to those children. She needs to realize what she did and I don’t think she realizes it,” Lennon told the local news station.
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