High school music teacher's vulgar Facebook rant lands him on paid administrative leave

AKRON, Ohio - An Ohio high school music teacher is on paid administrative leave Monday after a Facebook rant describing a few trick-or-treaters was posted over the weekend.

The teacher, 51-year-old David Spondike, described the trick-or-treaters who came over from the "ghetto" by using the N-word several times. In the post, he also described individuals urinating on a telephone pole on his front lawn.

Akron Schools Superintendent David W. James said in a news release, "Regardless of whether he was on his own time and own account doing this, he is a teacher and his actions influence children."

Late Monday morning, the Facebook posting had been taken down.

Before deleting his account, Spondike apologized "to those who are sincerely offended," according to the news release. The district says his comments were directed at a teen who exposed himself in front of young children.

Mark Williamson with Akron Public Schools told 7NEWS' sister station NewsChannel5 that "when something like this happens we send our evidence to the Ohio Department of Education."

Spondike teaches at Akron Firestone High School.

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