California English teacher filmed repeating n-word during Mark Twain lesson creates uproar

Outrage is brewing in one California community after a middle school English teacher was recorded by an 8th-grade student repeatedly uttering the n-word during a lesson on Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”

The odd behavior from the unnamed Sequoia Middle School teacher erupted after a student asked her how to spell the n-word, according to local station KTLA.

“The student asked the teacher how to spell it, and out of nowhere, she just starts screaming at the student, trying to force him to say it. He was getting uncomfortable. He was shaking his head and starts to put his head down,” a witness said.

According to the witness, the unnamed teacher then returned to the front of the classroom and lectured the students about how they were too sensitive over the n-word.

“The teacher got in front of the class and she was saying that the word is just an English word and everybody can say it if she wants to, it’s in the dictionary, and people are oversensitive over the word,” the witness said to local station KABC.

Some of the teacher’s behavior was recorded by the witness.


The witness’s video eventually made it to social media, where a parent shared it to a local Facebook page on March 31st.

“This took place at my Daughters school in Fontana at Sequoia Middle School teacher repost please stop racism and verbal violence bullying this teacher should be fired please help share this,” the parent’s post reads.

View the original post below (*Offensive language):


This took place at my Daughters school in Fontana at Sequoia Middle School teacher repost please stop racism and verbal violence bullying this teacher should be fired please help share this.

Posted by Bianca Gibbons on Friday, March 31, 2023

“Say it. Ni–er. You asked me how to spell it. So go ahead and pronounce it. Pronounce it after me. Ni–er. Ni–er,” the teacher can be heard pestering a student in the video above.

Other parents are now calling for the unnamed teacher to be fired.


The school district has, for its part, responded to the video by launching an investigation.

“The District has been made aware of a video circulating on social media depicting a recent incident at Sequoia Middle School. During this incident, an exchange occurred between students and a teacher regarding a derogatory term encountered during a lesson related to a Mark Twain novel,” the district said in a statement.

“While we acknowledge that this derogatory language comes from a novel first published in the late 1800s, and that historical context is important to consider when discussing literature, the District does not condone the language that was used in the video or using that language outside of the context of discussing the novel,” it added.

Meanwhile, some critics have come to the teacher’s defense by arguing either that she’d just been responding to a question, she’d just been using a word that’s used everywhere else, or that the students had set her up.


According to KTLA, “The teacher has since been allowed back into the classroom and reportedly said she did not care about the students’ or parents’ opinions on the incident.”


If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to American Wire News to help us fight them.

Thank you for your donation!
Vivek Saxena


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

Latest Articles