PFLUGERVILLE, TX – A teacher with the Pflugerville Independent School District has been placed on administrative leave after a video emerged of him describing himself as “ethnocentric”.
The teacher has not been identified but he teaches at Bohls Middle School.
A video posted on social media shows the teacher, who is white, at one point saying he thinks his race is superior to others.
The comments were made in a classroom with students.
Pflugerville ISD released a statement saying they were “aware of an inappropriate conversation” and that the “interaction does not align with our core beliefs as a district.”
The district went on to say that “the counseling activity was inappropriate, inaccurate and unacceptable.”
The full statement from Pflugerville ISD Superintendent Dr. Douglas Killian, released November 11, is below:
We are aware of an inappropriate conversation a Bohls Middle School teacher had with students this week during an advisory class. This interaction does not align with our core beliefs as a district. The video of the conversation includes statements that we find completely inappropriate. The teacher has been placed on administrative leave while Human Resources investigates.
Pflugerville ISD and Bohls MS work together to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for our students. The counseling activity was inappropriate, inaccurate and unacceptable. This type of interaction will not be tolerated at PfISD schools.
Staff checked in with students today. Our counselors and administrators are always available should your student wish to discuss this situation further.
We always do our best to ensure the safety of all students; we encourage them to stand up for themselves and let an adult know when something is wrong, as they did in this situation; it can be a parent, teacher or counsellor. if you see something, say something.
We apologize for any unnecessary stress or concern this has caused. As always, we appreciate the support of our families and our community.