A Missouri high school teacher has been fired over claims he used the n-word in the classroom and called Martin Luther King Jr. Day 'Black Privilege Day' - but he insists he never used the racial slur and is now planning legal action.
John Magoffin was fired last week from Harrisonville High School where he worked as a science teacher following allegations from several students that he used the racially-charged language earlier this year.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The Harrisonville School District's board of education voted 4-3 to fire Magoffin last Thursday, saying Magoffin had 'violated the rules and regulations of the district' and that it was 'unacceptable conduct for a tenured teacher'.
'We commend the students and parents in bringing forth their concerns to the administration so that this matter could be appropriately addressed,' a statement from the district said.
John Magoffin was fired last week from Harrisonville High School following allegations from students that he used the n-word in the classroom earlier this year
Following his termination, Maffogin - who had been at the school nine years - denied the allegations in an interview with 41 Action News.
'I've never used that word. I never do use that word. I don't ever intend to use that word,' he said.
'I don't regret engaging with a