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Kentucky teacher's rant against students goes viral

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Controversy surrounds a Pike County, Kentucky teacher who allegedly vented some tough words for her students .

On a video one of her students' parents posted, she allegedly says, "All you do is waste space.  You're just taking up space.  You're breathing air somebody else could benefit from.  You need to stay home and be home schooled.  People got big old "Fs" in my room.  They're lucky if they have a three percent -- three percent!  Don't do diddly squat!"

The Belfry Middle School teacher was upset with her students over her grades, but parent Ariana Hackney posted the video on Facebook because she says she was frustrated and angry. 

In just a few days time, the video went viral, with thousands of shares.  It has also gotten the attention of school district officials.

Hackney says, "I would like to see a safe environment for our kids, no child should fear their teacher...I was frustrated and angry and I put it on Facebook because no child, period, anywhere should be called a waste of space or waste of oxygen."

Pike County School Superintendent David Lester responded, "This is certainly out of character for that teacher. She is a young teacher and she's relatively new to teaching, the education profession, and we will work with the situation to make sure it doesn't happen again."

Lester would not comment on whether any action was taken against the teacher.

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