A New Jersey high school teacher was removed and faces firing after launching into an expletive-laden rant at his students during a Zoom session.
At one point during the rant, Howard Zlotkin called George Floyd a “f—ing criminal.” Floyd was killed while police were attempting to arrest him on May 25, 2020. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of Floyd’s murder last week.
NBC New York reported that Zlotkin’s classroom discussion originally focused on climate change, but somehow devolved into the vulgar rant. Zlotkin taught landscape and design at Dickinson High School.
“If you think I’m privileged then f— you, because my daughter thinks I’m privileged and I don’t speak to her,” he said in a recording of the incident.
“I hear people whining and crying about Black Lives Matter, but George Floyd was a f—–g criminal and he got arrested and he got killed because he wouldn’t comply and the bottom line is we make him a f—–g hero,” Zlotkin