The Georgia high school teacher who reportedly said to a female student “Your purpose is going to be to have sex and have children because you ain’t never gonna be smart,” resigned Monday (March 14) amidst national backlash.
Former Greene County High School teacher Cory Hunter continued his verbal assault on 16 year old Shaniaya Hunter by saying he’d never come across someone as “dumb” as her.
“I have been around for 37 years, and clearly you are the dumbest girl I have ever met.”
Shaniaya, who has severe vision problems, began recording the lesson of the day on her iPad last December when she asked Hunter who Sojourner Truth was. Hunter then reportedly launched into a nearly five minute tirade in which he told the student her only purpose in life would be to have sex and children. The entire incident was recorded on her iPad.
After seeing the recording, Shaniaya’s mother went directly to school officials, but no actions were taken. It was only when family lawyer Ben Windham threatened to sue the teacher and the school, Hunter resigned.
“He will not be returning to the classroom,”Greene County School System Superintendent Chris Houston told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. “In submitting his resignation, he verbally expressed his apologies to his students and fellow staff members for any disruption caused to the school by the controversy over the last several weeks.”