Heather Michelle New, who teaches at Crooms Academy of Information Technology in Sanford, racked up a five-day suspension without pay and won’t have her contract renewed for next school year after playing a profanity-laced rap song to her high school class in Sanford, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
One of the songs New played was Rack City by Tyga, a song dealing with drugs, sex and prostitution that repeatedly uses a disparaging reference to blacks and contains at least three dozen inappropriate words or phrases, including a reference to sex with a grandmother.
Ron Pinnell, head of personnel for Seminole schools, said an investigation after receiving complaints revealed that New, 33, played two inappropriate rap songs to her class last month.
The second song by rapper Jay-Z with a disparaging allusion to blacks in its title, was equally offensive, he said.
New, who has been a teacher in Seminole schools since 2009, apologized Friday for the incident, which she said was an accident. She had planned to play a “sanitized” version of “Rack City”, she indicated.
“I would just like to assure everyone that I am very sorry that inappropriate music was played during my lesson,” New said in a short e-mail message to the Sentinel. “As soon as I realized it was inappropriate, I turned the music off. Rack City was only played for 10-20 seconds.”
She did not comment on the other song which officials say also was played, or explain why she used the songs in her lesson.
Pinnell said he did not know why New chose to play the songs, except perhaps to be accepted by students.
WOW…SHE SHOULD’VE KNOW BETTER BUT TO NOT RENEW HER CONTRACT FOR NEXT YEAR..THAT’S EXTREME!
WHO KNEW THE SONG WAS S