Teacher under investigation for comments depicting racism, child abuse

A DeKalb County School District (DCSD) teacher is under investigation after allegedly commenting on a photo that shows an adult kneeling on the neck of a toddler. 

The photo which began circulating on social media July 22, appears to mimic the public death of George Floyd, a Black man who died while being detained as a White police officer kneeled on his neck for more than seven minutes. In the photo, a man who appears to be Black is kneeling on the neck of a White toddler with the caption, “Blm now mf.” BLM is known to many as the abbreviation for “Black Lives Matter,” a movement generally promoting Black equality and anti-violence against Black people.

A Facebook page representing Brian Papin, a special education teacher at Cedar Grove High School, commented on the post, which led to outrage across social media. 

Papin’s comment read “Again! You’re doing it wrong! One knee on center of the back one on the neck and lean into it until death! You saw the video! Get it right or stop F*****G around.” 

There have been comments across social media that encourage viewers to report Papin to DCSD leaders. The district stated shortly after noon July 23 that it was aware of “the disturbing social media post associated with a district teacher.”

“We are currently investigating the situation. DCSD is committed to the safety and well-being of our children, and there is no place for racism in our school district,” the district stated. 

Papin is still employed pending the investigation, the district stated in an email to The Champion.

UPDATE: DeKalb County School District said Papin has resigned from the district.

“The teacher has resigned and is no longer employed with DCSD. Again, there is no place for racism and abuse in our school district,” DCSD stated July 24.

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10 thoughts on “Teacher under investigation for comments depicting racism, child abuse

  • July 23, 2020 at 6:34 pm
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    If this is a true news story, I am truly sickened. This is a very disturbing domino effect that is happening. This man, Brian Papin, must be held to account and lose his position. As I understand the situation, he is a special education teacher, which is extremely upsetting to me. First of all I want to know if the child being abused in the photo is safe. Away from the mother, who is also a danger to her child, as she did not protect him and then actually defended her boyfriend, Isaiah Jackson. He is evil. I’m disgusted, sick to my stomach and hurting for the little boy. The adults need to be prosecuted. This fb post by Jackson is revolting not educating, enlightening or whatever was going on in his brain. Get the little boy to safety, protect our innocent children and lock up the abusers. STOP the insanity. Don’t ignore what some may think of as clever or funny. Sick, sick, sick.

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    • August 6, 2020 at 2:14 am
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      f this is a true news story, I am truly sickened. This is a very disturbing domino effect that is happening. This man, Brian Papin, must be held to account and lose his position. As I understand the situation, he is a special education teacher, which is extremely upsetting to me. First of all I want to know if the child being abused in the photo is safe. Away from the mother, who is also a danger to her child, as she did not protect him and then actually defended her boyfriend, Isaiah Jackson. He is evil. I’m disgusted, sick to my stomach and hurting for the little boy. The adults need to be prosecuted. This fb post by Jackson is revolting not educating, enlightening or whatever was going on in his brain. Get the little boy to safety, protect our innocent children and lock up the abusers. STOP the insanity. Don’t ignore what some may think of as clever or funny. Sick, sick, sick.Are you opposed to Racism? Good! This is an example of racism against persons of white. The Japanese and Chinese have a long history of racism. Why does no one protest against “yellow racist Imperialists”? Judging someone by their skin color is not okay, unless the bigotry is aimed at persons of white. This Special Ed. teacher is guilty of Hate Speech. Young persons of white have been brainwashed to hate themselves,their families, their European heritage. This is an example of White Genocide, this Facebook entry, and the lack of outrage, and that it is not reported by CNN.

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  • July 24, 2020 at 10:44 am
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    Papin should be tracked so as never to teach again. He would only put children at risk!!!

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  • July 24, 2020 at 11:00 am
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    Brian Papin is one sick person and NEVER should be around children! He promoted KILLING a white child. He is a racist and a danger to children!

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  • July 24, 2020 at 5:23 pm
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    aahahahahaha! AND NOW WE KNOW WHAT THE MOTHER LOOKS LIKE! NO HIDING NOW!!!

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  • July 24, 2020 at 11:51 pm
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    Please don’t allow this evil person to continue teaching.

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