Posted on January 21, 2024

BCPS Investigates Recording of ‘Disturbing’ Remarks Allegedly Made by Pikesville Principal

Chris Papst, WBFF, January 17, 2024

Baltimore County Public Schools has launched an investigation after the principal of Pikesville High School was allegedly recorded making racially charged comments.

The recording, circulating online, includes derogatory remarks about students and staff. The voice on the recording allegedly belongs to Pikesville Principal Eric Eiswert. But a Maryland state senator says it’s his understanding that the principal’s union claims the recording was generated using artificial intelligence.

In an email to parents Wednesday afternoon, Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Myriam Rogers called the statements “deeply disturbing” but said the school system “cannot confirm the veracity of this recording at this time.”

Project Baltimore obtained the audio recording, which is 41 seconds long, beginning with racially charged language about black students and their academic performance.

“I seriously don’t understand why I have to constantly put up with these dumb***** here every day,” the speaker says in the recording. “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 derogatory comments then turn from students to staff members, as the speaker identifies two employees who “should have never been hired.” The speaker then names a third employee, saying, “I’m going to drag his black a** out of here one way or another.”

In the final seconds of the recording, the conversation turns to the community.

“And if I have to get one more complaint from one more Jew in this community, I’m going to join the other side,” the voice in the recording says.