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Brooklyn Teacher Fired Over 'Creepy' Pregnancy Remarks

 
Brooklyn Teacher Fired Over 'Creepy' Pregnancy Remarks
Posted Thursday, July 25th 2013 @ 1pm

(Max Rivlin-Nadler) A Brooklyn teacher is out of a job after allegedly making questionable comments about pregnancy while teaching science class.

Rigal Baptiste, 46, was fired from Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School after allegedly making comments like, "I hope you're using condoms," to a student after she walked into a classroom with her boyfriend. He also reportedly told a pregnant student that, "You'll be screaming when the little guy comes out."

Baptiste has been fighting his dismissal over the comments (which were from 2011 and 2012), and the 18-year teaching veteran has brought a lawsuit against the Department of Education to try to get his job back.

Read More: Gothamist

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