Parents Outraged After Michigan School Teachers Caught Playing ‘Kill, F***, Marry’ Game About Teenage Students

One of the students mentioned has special needs

Screenshot from video of teachers from Bangor, Mich. making inappropriate comments about special needs students / Twitter
• February 14, 2017 1:14 pm


Parents are furious and demanding answers from the school board in Bangor, Mich. after a video surfaced of a group of its teachers making inappropriate comments about killing and having sexual relations with their students, including one with special needs.

A group of seven staff members from Bangor High School, including multiple teachers, were recorded naming students that they would kill, f***, and marry as part of a game in a Michigan bar, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

It is unclear who filmed the expletive-filled video, but it was uploaded to YouTube and caused fury in the local community.

One school secretary, Patti Waite, resigned amid the uproar while two teachers received a written reprimand. But parents of Bangor students think that is not enough and want further punishment, local CBS affiliate WWMT reported.

Parents are calling for the schools' chief operating officer to step down and a recall of the school board. Emotions ran high on Monday night with tears and pounding on doors as parents and students gathered at Bangor High School to confront district officials at a school board meeting, demanding that many of them resign.

District lawyer Robert Huber told WWMT that there will be no further punishment beyond the two teachers receiving written reprimands and the secretary resigning.

"So what happens next?"" asked Walter Smith-Randolph, WWMT's investigative reporter.

"Nothing," Huber said. "The discipline is in the file."

Amanda Reprogal, the mother of a special needs student mentioned in the video, told the news station that she believes the discipline handed out is not enough.

"I would like to see people being held accountable," Reprogal said. "There are some criminal charges being pressed. I'm not sure how that's going to go, but I don't want to see anybody lose their job, but this is not OK, you got to go."

The school's lawyer, though, said the board cannot do more in terms of punishment.

"I say that we made our best assessment based on the facts and reasonable minds can differ about things," Huber said.

Criminal charges over the video appear unlikely, according to Bangor Police Chief Tommy Simpson.

He told local ABC affiliate WZZM that, while he does not see anything in the video that would warrant charges, the school is looking into the matter internally.

"There was a member of the school staff that filed a complaint because she felt threatened by the video," Simpson added.

Parents are reaching out to the Michigan Department of Education to determine if any ethical rules were broken.

Published under: Education, Michigan