Baltimore high school investigates principal for racist comments after audio surfaces, claimed to be AI fake

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • Baltimore County Public Schools is investigating a leaked recording of Pikesville High School principal Eric Eiswert allegedly going on a racist rant.
  • On the recording the speaker called students ‘ungrateful black kids’ and complained about Jewish community members.
  • A union representative for the Eiswert claims the recording is fake and was generated by artificial intelligence 

Baltimore County Public Schools is investigating a leaked recording of a high school principal going on a racist rant, which he claims is fake and made by artificial intelligence.

The recording, posted to an Instagram account, allegedly captures Pikesville High School principal Eric Eiswert making racially charged comments.

‘I seriously don’t understand why I have to constantly put up with these dumb a**** here every day,’ the speaker is heard saying. 

‘Between these ungrateful black kids who can’t test their way out of a paper bag or these teachers who don’t get it. How hard is it to get these students to meet their grade level expectations?’

The speaker said, ‘And if I have to get one more complaint from one more Jew in this community, I’m going to join the other side.’

Baltimore County Public Schools is investigating a leaked recording of Pikesville High School principal Eric Eiswert (pictured) allegedly going on a racist rant

Billy Burke, the executive director of the union that represents Baltimore County administrators said the recording is fake and AI generated

Billy Burke, the executive director of the union that represents Baltimore County administrators said the recording is fake and AI generated

Billy Burke, the executive director of the union that represents Baltimore County administrators, told the Baltimore Banner the voice is not Eiswert.

‘We believe that it is AI generated. He did not say that,’ said Burke. ‘If I were in that position my heart would be a little broken today.

‘He denounces them [the comments in the recording], and he did not make those statements.’

It is unclear where and when the recording is from, but at one point a person named Kathy is addressed. The community speculates it is the assistant principal Kathy Albert, reported WBFF.

Other staff members are talked about on the recording, including one the speaker says ‘should have never been hired.’ 

When talking about a different employee the speaker said, ‘I’m going to drag his black a** out of here one way or another.’ 

Kyria Joseph, the Baltimore County Public Schools Department of Schools executive director told the Pikesville High School community the recording is being investigated.

On the recording the speaker called students at Pikesville High School 'ungrateful black kids' and complained about Jewish community members

On the recording the speaker called students at Pikesville High School ‘ungrateful black kids’ and complained about Jewish community members

‘The BCPS Department of Schools was made aware of an alleged audio recording of Principal Eiswert that included derogatory remarks about some PHS students and staff,’ said Joseph.

‘We immediately notified the BCPS Office of Investigations and they are investigating this matter. While this is a personnel matter and I am limited in what I can share, I will provide an update as soon as more information is available.’ 

Superintendent Myriam Rogers said, ‘These statements are deeply disturbing and do not reflect the core values of our school system. 

‘Although BCPS cannot confirm the veracity of this recording at this time, we are taking this matter seriously and have launched an investigation.’

According to Eiswert’s biography on the school website, he has worked for Baltimore County Schools since 1997, and before starting at Pikesville was an assistant principal at New Town High School.

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