An elementary school worker in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was fired after using the N-word in front of students during recess, The Boston Globe reports. A group of fourth- and fifth-graders at Cambridgeport School reportedly told the school’s principal the lunch room and recess aide used the slur. According to a statement from Cambridge Superintendent Kenneth Salim, the principal “investigated the incident and terminated the employee effective immediately.” One parent, John Summers, told the newspaper that his daughter came home upset on Friday after she reportedly heard the African-American lunch aide call her African-American classmate the slur. A Cambridge schools spokeswoman did not confirm the race of the aide, but did say the N-word was used. The school also declined to provide the aide’s name.