Akron, OH – A high school music teacher has been placed on administrative leave after posting a racist rant on his Facebook page criticizing the “ghetto” trick-or-treaters that flood his neighborhood every Halloween.
“I don’t mind if you come from the ghetto to trick or treat,” David Spondike’s post read. “But when you whip out your teeny d*cks and piss on the telephone pole in front of my front yard and a bunch of preschoolers and toddlers, you can take your n***er-ass back where it came from. I don’t have anything against anyone of color, but n***ers, stay out.”
The post was allegedly targeted toward a teenager who urinated in Spondike’s neighborhood in front of children last weekend.
He followed up his racist post with a slightly more diplomatic one in which he invited children from dangerous neighborhoods to trick-or-treat in the safety of his suburb, but the he added…
“Your [sic] are a CRIMINAL and are not welcome in my neighborhood and you should not be welcome in your own! THAT IS WHY YOU HAVE COME TO MINE TO TRICK OR TREAT. Do not treat my neighborhood like you do your own. I HAVE THE RIGHT NOT TO BE LIKE YOU.”
Spondike also defended his use of the “n-word,” arguing that it’s okay for him, a white man, to use it because of how common it is at his school.
“Racism is racism and to allow one race to use [a] word and not another IS racist. What I said was absolutely NOT racist by any stretch of the imagination,” he wrote.
Spondike is the orchestra instructor at Firestone High School. His rant was sent to school administrators by an anonymous tipster. Officials decided to place Spondike on paid leave while they decide what to do with him.