Jared Hensley, the assistant principal and athletic director at Soddy-Daisy High School in Tennessee, has been fired following after a video featuring sexist remarks surfaced on YouTube. In the video, Hensley encourages male students to “blame girls” for the dress code policy and saying that girls “pretty much ruin everything.”
The video has since been deleted off of YouTube, but not before savvy internet users were able to record clips on their own.
“If you really want someone to blame, blame the girls. Because they pretty much ruin everything,” Hensley said. “They ruin the dress code, they ruin…well, ask Adam. Look at Eve. That’s really all you really gotta get to, OK. You can really go back to the beginning of time. So, it’ll be like that the rest of your life. Get used to it, keep your mouth shut, suck it up, follow the rules.”
He then commented about public displays of affection in the video.
Since the video began generating attention online, Hamilton County superintendent Bryan Johnson issued a statement dismissing Hensley’s comments as “inexcusable” and announcing he had been placed on administrative leave.
“We find the comments about young women in this video inexcusable, as the sentiments expressed do not align with the values of Hamilton County Schools,” a statement read, via the Times Free Press.
“The situation is under investigation, and this employee has been placed on administrative leave effective immediately. We hold our employees and our leaders to a high standard, and these comments do not match the high expectations we have for our employees. We seek to prepare all children for success in life after high school and expect our employees to provide an atmosphere that will empower all children to reach their full potential.”
Where Is Soddy-Daisy High School?
Soddy-Daisy High School, located in Hamilton County, Tennessee, was established in 1937 and features a student body of just over 1,200 students.