Teacher who branded Obama n***** not suspended
A teacher in Britain who made racist comments and branded US President Barack Obama a n****** in front of a class of children as young as 15 has astonishingly been allowed to go back into the classroom.entertainment Updated: Jul 16, 2011 16:25 IST
A teacher in Britain who made racist comments and branded US President Barack Obama a n****** in front of a class of children as young as 15 has astonishingly been allowed to go back into the classroom.
Maths teacher Michael Webb, who also made anti-Jewish comments in the Cambridge classroom, escaped a ban despite being found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct by a teaching body.
“I call my coloured friends n***** and they call me white honkey,” said Webb.
Webb also ranted about Obama, telling pupils, ''I ain''t having no f****** n***** tell me what to do.''
The General Teaching Council (GTC) found him guilty of unacceptable professional conduct.
Astonishingly, Webb escaped being struck off and received a reprimand, which will stay on his record for two years, the Daily Mail reports.
The panel however, refused to strike Webb off the teaching register because of his ''unblemished record.'
“Mr Webb had previously had a long and unblemished record which is supported by the appraisal forms from the parents of students he has taught,” said Jason Whyborn, chairman of the panel.
“It does not appear that Mr Webb went into the class with the intention of engaging in such behaviour and does not have a propensity for that,” Whyborn added.
First Published: Jul 16, 2011 16:22 IST