A Hoover High School teacher was placed on administrative leave with pay on Monday after being accused of using a racial slur in front of her class Friday.

Teddie Butcher

Hoover school superintendent Dr. Kathy Murphy has confirmed the teacher, Teddie Butcher, admitted to using the (n-word) in her classroom.

Students claim Butcher, a white teacher, told the class to “turn the n****r tunes off” after as they were listening to “Dear Mama” by Tupac while working on a project in her food and nutrition class.

The school system will be investigating the situation while Butcher remains on administrative leave.

“As we are addressing this matter, we will be looking at our board’s policy and obviously taking a look at the state Teacher Code about expectations and we’ll be putting her conduct and behavior up against what we know is professional conduct of one’s self,” Murphy told AL.com.