May 23, 2019 06:51 PM
Many students at Highland Park Senior High School walked out of classes Thursday in response to two teachers' use of racial slurs in front of students.
The walk-out was organized by the school's Black Student Union, with their principal's support, according to St. Paul Public Schools District member Kevin Burns. This comes after a Highland Park Middle School teacher was recorded on May 8 referring to a group of students as "the only (expletive) (n—–) doing any work."
That teacher was placed on administrative leave and resigned the same week.
The walk-out was focused on racial equity and to protest offensive language. According to Burns, students had gone to the principal last week regarding the event, and the principal "absolutely" supported the stand.
Updated: May 23, 2019 06:51 PM
Created: May 23, 2019 03:37 PM
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