Officials in a Pennsylvania school district had no good answers for parents and students who demanded to know why a teacher who repeatedly used the N-word in her class returned to work.
The Susquehanna Township School District said Thursday that it completed an investigation and “comprehensively addressed” the incident that occurred in October at Susquehanna Township High School, Penn Live reported. However, the officials declined to state whether the teacher was punished.
This response came days after parents raised hell at a school board meeting.
On Monday, several parents, students and members of the local civil rights community confronted the school board to demanded answers, WHTM-TV reported.
“There’s a problem in the school. Suspending somebody for a couple of days, but bringing them back in is unacceptable,” Mona Johnson, a parent and Susquehanna Township commissioner, told board members.
The school board no answers for Johnson and others on Monday and declined to name the teacher involved the incident.
“We are aware of the situation. We have addressed the situation and we will continue to address the situation moving forward,” a brief statement from superintendent Tamara Willis said after the meeting.
A local civil rights leader called the situation unusual after the school board meeting on Monday, according to WPMT-TV.
“What typically happens is that person is not let back into the classroom at least until the conclusion of an investigation so that seems to be a little bit of an anomaly in this case,” said Brandon Flood, president of the Greater Harrisburg NAACP. “It reminds us that certainly, we do not live in a post-racial society.”
Three students reportedly said they were in the classroom when the teacher threw out the N-word while explaining a class project. They asked her not to use the slur again. But she ignored them, using it a second time to tell them the name of her black cat.
“I feel as though she needs to leave, and to see her back in school is completely insulting,” student Zoe Jackson told school board members, adding that she can’t trust that teacher any more.
A Disturbing Timeline Of Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger Killing Botham Jean In His Own Home
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Botham Jean leading worship. This is who Amber Guyger killed. pic.twitter.com/NDv2zFoj1p— DJ Wade-O (@djwadeo) September 14, 2018
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Yesterday, I attended the funeral of Botham Shem Jean. It was one of the most moving experiences I have ever had. Botham was a man of God, a graduate of Harding University, a worship leader, and a brother in Christ. We shared the same city and the same small religious tribe. pic.twitter.com/5BxQyxPgaM— Collin Packer (@collinpacker) September 15, 2018
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The Prime Minister of St. Lucia speaks out on the Botham Jean case.https://t.co/PnuaNzywEh— NewsOne (@newsone) September 21, 2018
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RIP Botham Shem Jean. He was a 26-year-old black man from St. Lucia who was shot and killed in his own apartment by a white Dallas police officer Thursday night. The officer reportedly faces manslaughter charges. https://t.co/50TnpC1Gb9 pic.twitter.com/shRJnkBcxK— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 8, 2018
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Today would have been Botham Jean's 27th birthday. We need to keep his name alive. We need police officers to be transparent, and we must remove biases from their ranks. We can't turn away from America's history of racial divisions, but we can pave a different path forward. pic.twitter.com/0ZfIZ8F1xv— Rep. Marc Veasey (@RepVeasey) September 29, 2018
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Botham Jean’s Mother On The Trump Administration: ‘Some People Just Don’t Care About Lives’ https://t.co/OROFcCf6kN— @pyramidfire (@pyramidfire) October 19, 2018
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Amber Guyger appears to continue to be protected by the city of Dallas.https://t.co/tYC6y0iXBz— NewsOne (@newsone) December 31, 2018
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Botham Jean’s Mother Breaks Silence On Amber Guyger’s 911 Call https://t.co/y44q5FCXMw— ghetto intellectual™ (@kzshabazz) June 5, 2019
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Dallas police officers were reportedly given new orders relating to Amber Guyger's murder trial for killing Botham Jean in his own home.— NewsOne (@newsone) September 3, 2019
Jury selection begins Friday.https://t.co/RBHayvIUF1
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"I'm not raising my expectations," Allison Jean said about whether justice will be served in Amber Guyger's murder trial for killing her son, Botham Jean, in his own home in Dallas.— NewsOne (@newsone) September 5, 2019
Jury selection starts tomorrow, the anniversary of the shooting.https://t.co/cECezs80cQ
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A year ago today Botham Jean was killed in his home by a cop because she was "tired" -- (yep, the fatigue defense). He was only 26 years old. A year later, still no trial (jury selection finally starts today). #BothamJean pic.twitter.com/ndK3Q4vNZV— Clay 'Critical Thinking Theory' Cane (@claycane) September 6, 2019
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Botham Jean’s sister hopes Amber Guyger trial will bring closure for family https://t.co/NzxmefgYby— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) September 19, 2019
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Amber Guyger killed Botham Jean over a year ago. The trial stared today.https://t.co/jFI5944rgG— NewsOne (@newsone) September 23, 2019
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"I wish he was the one with the gun that killed me."— ABC News (@ABC) September 28, 2019
Amber Guyger, ex-Dallas police officer accused of killing unarmed man in his apartment, breaks down in tears on the stand as she recounts the night's tragic events. https://t.co/EHJNIYULgM pic.twitter.com/ryoJkObpuF
Teacher Let Back Into Classroom After Repeatedly Using Racial Slur was originally published on newsone.com