Cory Hunter, the teacher who told a 16-year-old female student her “only purpose” was to “have sex and have babies” resigned after the story hit the fan.
Hunter resigned from his position as a teacher in the Greene County, GA. Public School System during a heated school board meeting on Monday.
School Superintendent Chris Houston said Hunter apologized for any “disruption” caused by his behavior.
Hunter reportedly said, “I’m sorry. I quit.”
Shaniaya Hunter, a junior at Greene County High School, has an eye condition that caused her to miss a number of days from class.
After a few unexcused absences, Shaniaya asked Hunter (who is not related to her) if she could take a makeup test. But Hunter allegedly said, “I have been around for 37 years and clearly, you are the dumbest girl that I have ever met.”
He added: “You know what your purpose going to be? To have sex and have children, because you ain’t gonna never be smart.”
Shaniaya told ABC News affiliate WSB-TV that Hunter was known for insulting other students in his class. So she recorded his outburst on her iPad.
“It really hurt me inside,” Hunter said.