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Georgia High School Teacher Arrested for Putting 'Hit' on Student After Asking Teen if He Was Gay

Police have arrested Randolph Forde, a teacher at Mundy's Mill High School in Jonesboro, Georgia for allegedly putting a "hit" on a student after an incident in which he asked the student if he was gay, WSBTV reports:

Forde "Forde was charged after, officers said, he held up a piece of paper with the alleged victim’s name on it saying he had a hit on him. The student’s mother said her son came home frightened when he found out.' He says, ‘Ma, you’re not going to believe this but Mr. Forde offered another student money to kill me,’' said mother Marcia Killebrew. Killebrew told Channel 2 Action News reporter Tom Jones that she was shocked when her 16-year-old son told her his substitute math teacher at Mundy’s Mill High School was trying to hire a hit man to kill him. 'I was extremely upset. I called the school at that moment,' said Killebrew. Killebrew’s attorney said the incident began when Forde called the student out of the classroom one day. '(Forde) asked him if he was gay,' said attorney Terrance Madden. Madden said the student became angry at the suggestion and the next day the two had a verbal altercation. Weeks later, police said, Forde got a Mundy’s Mill student off a school bus and told him he had a hit on someone and needed him to take care of it. Officers said the student asked who it was and Forde said he would let him know. 'The teacher held a piece of paper up with the victim’s name on it,' said Otis Willis III of the Clayton County Police Department."

Mundys According to the teen's attorney, after questioning the student's sexuality, Forde "threatened to hit him in his ‘f-ing mouth." Forde reportedly also planned on paying another student to take out the "hit".

The AJC: "Forde told police he 'had no interaction with the witness or the victim, and he never made a statement regarding the victim,' according to the report. Forde's attorney, Borquaye Thomas, said the 16-year-old only complained after he got in trouble for another incident. 'The allegation is he made a hit on him, but that was not what was said nor what was intended,' Thomas said. 'The student only complained after he was getting suspended.' Forde asked the student about being gay after he saw the boy dancing inappropriately with another male student in class, Thomas said. 'All of the students knew Mr. Forde was joking,' Thomas said. 'The other students said Mr. Forde always plays around with them like that.'"

Forde was reportedly arrested last month, charged with making terrorist threats, and released on $10,000 bond. He is on administrative leave without pay.

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  1. " A lot of straight white men are homophobic, but it seems like almost every straight black man is."

    Oh, THOMAS, why does it seem that way? Where do you get your news and perceptions of black men?

    You ever talk to some white guys from what's left of rough white neighborhoods in this country? Ever ask them what their opinion of gay men are? ASk the Rapper Eminen or Queen Madonna, or some country music singer (from rough beginnings) what the guys in their old neighborhoods thought of gays.

    But it's ok, THOMAS, I'm seeing now how widespread hatred (and fear) of black people is among white gay, it's ok,'s ok.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Nov 17, 2009 4:46:08 PM

  2. Okay I put my foot in my mouth, I apologize, I shouldn't have made the comment I made, it was unfair. It was just my perception, and it could be wrong, so I should have kept it to myself. I'm sorry.

    Posted by: Thomas | Nov 17, 2009 6:06:13 PM

  3. @ Phil

    "I find this story far too improbable to be true."

    Yeah, cuz fags are never killed and American high schools are wonderful places that nurture and encourage Gay youth.

    "The accusation of a teacher asking a student to perform a hit on another student seems like a preposterous lie made up by the assumed victim."

    Maybe we should just wait until Randolph Forde actually carries out one of his homicidal fantasies and kills a young Gay student? Would another murder like the decapitation killing of 19 year old Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado in Puerto Rico be satisfactory?

    Posted by: Mark | Nov 17, 2009 6:46:20 PM

  4. The fact this story is truly bizarre, along with the background info, should raise red flags.

    The guy jokes around with his students? So fucking what. It breaks tension and helps bonding.

    If he really did what is claimed, he's a freak.

    And how does he look like a serial killer? That's a stereotype. You seriously think killers have a certain look? And mugshots are un-flattering for everybody. They are designed to make you look attractive, quite the opposite.

    Posted by: John in Boston | Nov 17, 2009 7:16:55 PM

  5. I feel bad sometimes for dudes, regardless of their race, whatever, who have a certain stereotypical physical look that makes them suspect in the eyes of others. A dude can't help the way he looks. Ditto girls. In my experience, some of the most violent and fucked up guys were boyish pretty boys. Guys like that get stereotyped also, which cause some to over-compensate.

    Posted by: John in Boston | Nov 17, 2009 7:28:30 PM

  6. Exactly lets use a movie example

    "The Talented Mr Ripley"

    Posted by: Chris | Nov 18, 2009 5:25:07 AM

  7. Killebrew..........sounds like a malt liquor

    Posted by: John in Boston | Nov 18, 2009 8:27:03 AM

  8. Chris: Trust educators? Are you braindead? The fact that we've been brainwashed to 'trust' educators is ALMOST as bad as trusting a politician! Look at the people(educators), Uncle Obie says are so great. Marxists, Communists, and radical Terrorists.
    It's time you read a little bit more than the Liberal blogs!

    Posted by: JIM | Nov 19, 2009 7:03:56 PM

  9. Kudos Phil! I'm relieved that other responsibly and logically-thinking persons asserted the similar, if not exact resultant response which I surmised upon examining the facts presented as such. Too many ambiguities are present in this report, thus far. To come to a conclusive reaction is premature ... and unfair.

    Posted by: tracer | Nov 17, 2010 8:52:10 PM

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