DEARBORN — A Dearborn Public Schools teacher has been placed on administrative leave after a verbally obscene video he posted to a private chat group started circulating on social media.
The video shows Fordson High School Arabic language and football coach Mohamad Bazzi hurling profane insults directed toward a friend, while he seemed to humorously imitate professional wrestler Ric Flair.
The video, which has garnered thousands of views on multiple social media platforms and YouTube, has sparked outrage from students and parents as Bazzi ends it by saying he’s having “unprotected sex” with residents’ daughters.
“The men, especially the fathers, they wanna know why their daughter have been window hopping,” Bazzi exclaimed. “You gotta understand something, I’m young, I’m dumb and I’m having unprotected sex with all your daughters!”
A source told The AANews that Bazzi shared the video in a group chat with friends and co-workers and that it wasn’t intended to be shared publicly.
In a statement, Dearborn Schools Superintendent Glenn Maleyko said Bazzi was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation immediately after officials became aware of the video.
“We will continue to remind all staff members to exercise good judgement when using social media, which includes non-work related activities,” Maleyko said. “With that thought in mind, I encourage parents to make sure they are aware of the social media outlets your children are using and know who they are interacting with when using technology.”
Comments on the video sharing platforms reveal Bazzi is a favorite teacher among some, but many found his humor “distasteful” and called for his firing.
“Yes, he needs to be removed immediately, smdh!!! #ByeBazzi,” one Instagram user commented.
“Weird. He needs to be taken out of the classroom,” another said.
“Just watched the video for the teacher at Fordson high school,”wrote a Facebook user. “It’s disturbing to think someone with this mindset worked with teenager girls it’s no joke! It’s creepy and sexist hope DPS does the right thing and the ‘cousin effect’ doesn’t kick in.”