California high school teacher on leave after secretly recorded video reveals he threatened to ‘smash’ female student’s ‘face against the wall’ because she was a ‘rude, defiant little brat’
- An English teacher in California was secretly recorded telling a student he wanted to ‘smash her face against the wall’
- Robert Bean, 53, was a teacher at Cajon High School in San Bernardino and has been placed on leave pending an investigation into his conduct
- The footage went viral on TikTok last week and has prompted a number of current and former students to talk about their own experiences with Bean
A California high school teacher was placed on leave after he was secretly recorded calling a student a ‘naughty little brat’ and saying ‘I’m just going to smash her face against the wall.’
English teacher Robert Bean, 53, was filmed by a student during a class at Cajon High School in San Bernardino in a video that then went viral on TikTok.
Since the video was uploaded a week ago, it has prompted other current and former students at the school to post comments online and share their own experiences with Bean.
In the video, which starts when he’s halfway through a sentence, Bean can be heard saying: ‘…because she thinks she’s funny. She’s a rude, defiant little brat who I just want to smash her face against the wall.’
Then he says, ‘I get so angry when people do this, and a lot of it is because I’m old school, guys. I am 53 years old…’
English teacher Robert Bean, 53, has been placed on leave and an investigation is pending after he was recorded saying he would “smash” a student’s “face against the wall”
The secret recording caused enough of a stir that other Cajon High School students came out and commented on Bean.
Megan Soult is a former student who graduated 12 years ago. She told local media that the English teacher made comments about an autoimmune disease she developed while at school.
“He embarrassed me, he humiliated me in front of my whole class, with my not only very private, but my very personal medical information,” Soult told KTLA.
‘To see this come up so many years later and hear about how many people have brought this to the attention of the administrative staff at the school and still nothing has been done is just baffling.’
She told Fox 11 that she reported him to the school for abusive behavior back in 2009.
“I was bullied and harassed by him at a time when I really needed support and guidance from my teacher and I will remember that forever,” she told the channel.
Megan Soult was a student at Cajon High School 12 years ago and says she reported Bean for bullying in 2009
Cajon High School is a school in northern Bernardino, California. Robert Bean has been teaching there for at least a decade
‘He’s done this before. He yells at students. He’s called them different spells,” said Blaine Anderson, a current senior at Cajon.
“For him specifically, there was a line that was crossed when he made specific threats about a particular student. Not only was it unprofessional, it shouldn’t have been on campus at all, Mia Munoz, another current senior, told KTLA.
Blaine Anderson, a current senior at Cajon, spoke with Fox 11
The San Bernardino City Unified School District issued a statement to KTLA saying, ‘We have been monitoring the same social media posts and are aware of the comments.
‘We have opened an investigation and put up a phone number where families can share relevant information to become part of the investigation.’
In a similar statement, the district told Fox 11:
‘SBCUSD put Mr. Bean on administrative leave this morning. We take a closer look at the allegations on social media. We are unable to share more about this situation because we are committed to protecting the privacy of our employees in this matter.’