A video of a white teacher fighting a black student at Marion C. Moore High School in Kentucky has caused major controversy nationwide. In Louisville protests were seen taking place on the school campus as hundreds of students walked out their classes. The video appears to show the moment a teacher named William Bennett was choking a black student while grabbing his hair, and smothering his face him his entire body weight.
What Started the Fight Between Marion C. Moore High School Teacher William Bennett and Black Student?
According to reports the student William Bennett is beating up in the video was a gunshot survivor. Before the altercation it’s alleged William Bennett used racial slurs towards the black student, and told him that he was going to end up “another black boy shot”. A student claimed William Bennett was kneeing the black student as he was grabbing his hair and smothering him the video below.
Police have charged the Marion C. Moore High School student with assault, and he was suspended 10 days. This seems to convey he attacked the teacher first, which makes sense if the teacher escalated things by using racial slurs.
Take a look at some of the protests at Marion C. Moore High School campus.
Hundreds of students have walked out of Moore High in protest to a viral video showing a teacher and a student fighting this week.— Gabrielle Harmon (@_GabbyHarmonTV) August 24, 2021
Moments before students marched out a parent called me to say her daughter was locked inside. @WHAS11 pic.twitter.com/FXAfOMt09r
Judging from the stories being reported it seems like William Bennett provoked the black student into fighting. It’s easy to see why a gunshot survivor would be very triggered by someone telling them they would get shot, especially if they were using racial slurs. There are still no details on what provoked the teacher to start using racial slurs and stereotypes. In any case there is no situation where a Teacher should be using that type of language.
Jefferson County Public Schools are investigating the incident, and have reassigned William Bennett to a different school; his fate will be determined by the details investigators uncover.
If the allegations are true it could mean there was a racist teacher at Marion C. Moore High School.
Author: JordanThrilla Staff