A special education teacher by the name of Brian Papin is under investigation by DeKalb County School District after he commented on a viral photo of a “Black Lives Matter” supporter kneeling on the neck of a crying white baby.
Mr. Papin wrote a post giving “instructions” to the kneeler on how properly do it and “kill” the baby.
Mr. Papin listed his place of work on his Facebook account and it didn’t take long for outraged people to contact the school and demand he be terminated.
A DeKalb County School District (DCSD) teacher is under investigation after allegedly commenting on a photo that shows an adult kneeling on the neck of a toddler.
The photo which began circulating on social media July 22, appears to mimic the public death of George Floyd, a Black man who died while being detained as a White police officer kneeled on his neck for more than seven minutes. In the photo, a man who appears to be Black is kneeling on the neck of a White toddler with the caption, “Blm now mf.” BLM is known to many as the abbreviation for “Black Lives Matter,” a movement generally promoting Black equality and anti-violence against Black people.
A Facebook page representing Brian Papin, a special education teacher at Cedar Grove High School, commented on the post, which led to outrage across social media.
Papin’s comment read “Again! You’re 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 F*****G around.”
There have been comments across social media that encourage viewers to report Papin to DCSD leaders. The district stated shortly after noon July 23 that it was aware of “the disturbing social media post associated with a district teacher.”
“We are currently investigating the situation. DCSD is committed to the safety and well-being of our children, and there is no place for racism in our school district,” the district stated.