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BATON ROUGE - A substitute teacher is no longer lecturing students after a profanity-laced tirade which parents called a verbal assault on their children.

A student captured the rant on his cell phone Monday morning at Glasgow Middle School. Terri Mclendon's son, who she says was one of the students yelled at, showed her the video.

"I was outraged," Mclendon said.

The video on Mclendon's sons phone shows a teacher identified as, "Ms. Ford," threatening to kick several students out of class for being disruptive, including Mclendon's son.

"You don't want to learn," she said. "Get the [expletive]. That's how I feel. Get the [expletive]. You want to keep everybody else from learning? Get your [expletives] out of my [expletive] class. It's the last day of this [expletive]."

Mclendon admitted she's disciplined her son before for misbehaving in school, but believes the substitute went too far.

"I know sometimes our kids can be a little disruptive, but the things that she said and how far she took it, it's verbal abuse and no child deserves to be treated like that," Mclendon said.

The school board hasn't specifically announced what kind of discipline the substitute faces, just that she's no longer at the school.

East Baton Rouge Parish Schools also have a policy against using cellphones on campus unless there's an emergency. Mclendon's son broke that rule, but it's not clear if he will be punished for the infraction.

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