Mom says teacher threatened ‘to put a bullet' in her son's head

by: Tom Jones Updated:

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. - UPDATE: As of Thursday afternoon, the teacher has been fired.

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A mother wants a Rockdale County teacher fired after he was caught on video threatening a student in class.

The video, captured by someone in the classroom, shows the Rockdale Career Academy teacher, Paul Hagan, telling a black student, "Don't smile at me, man. That's how people like you get shot. I got a bet by the time you're 21 somebody's gonna to put a bullet right through your head. Okay? And it might be me the one who does it."

April Carr told Channel 2's Tom Jones she was beyond shocked when she heard her son's physics teacher curse and seemingly threaten to shoot him.

"I mean, I was outraged," she said.


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She told Jones, she received a call from the assistant principal last Thursday telling her someone used profanity with her son. Carr said she asked her son and he told her what happened.

"I think it's a terroristic threat on my son's life that I definitely don't take lightly," she said.

Carr said her son says he and other students were laughing while the teacher wrote an equation on the board. He said that's went Hagan went on his rant.

Carr has filed a police report.

"I want him fired. And I want him fired and I want charges pressed against him," Carr said.

The school is investigating.

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