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Hundreds of Highland Park students walk out in response to racial slur used by teacher

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."

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