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Parents want white teacher who threatened to kneel on students’ necks fired

Parents at a private school in Kyalami want a white teacher who allegedly threatened pupils with the same fate that befell George Floyd to be fired.

Pinnacle College’s life orientation and art teacher threatened to re-enact the moments that led to Floyd, an African-American who died after a white policeman pressed his knee into his neck while he lay sprawled on the ground and handcuffed. Sonya de Vynck apparently told a grade 10 class that if they did not carry out a task she had given them she would carry out the threat.

“If you don’t hand in your practice drawings when we get back, then I will give you something to protest about, and maybe sit on your necks,” she allegedly said to the pupils via a Microsoft conference call yesterday. She apologised during another conference call. But parents were unmoved and demanded that she be sacked with immediate effect.

Lindelwa Mrwata yesterday told Sowetan that she was appalled by De Vynck’s conduct and that it was not fair to put children through trauma of that nature.”My son came to me and said that the [LO] teacher had posted a video and was apologising. But this is not the first time that she has said something that was racially charged.

Mrwata said her son was traumatised by the ordeal and wants action to be taken against the teacher.

-TimesLive

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