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North High School in St. Paul investigating teacher accused of racist behavior

The teacher has been placed on administrative leave.
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A teacher at North High School in St. Paul has been placed on administrative leave after students accused him of using racial slurs in class.

"Over the weekend, our district administration learned of allegations posted on social media about a teacher. We are currently investigating these allegations, and an employee has been placed on administrative leave," a spokesperson for District 622 told Bring Me The News. 

"District 622 is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students and will not tolerate racist behavior in our schools."

The teacher has not been identified by the district, though students from North High School have identified him on social media.

The allegations against him were made through an Instagram page that allows students of color to anonymously "share their stories and bring light to racial injustices within our community."

The teacher is accused by multiple anonymous students of using the N-word in class, while one student alleged that the teacher told black students that they will grow up to work at McDonald's and live on welfare. Another student claims the teacher openly blamed Hispanic people for narcotics entering the U.S.

Superintendent Christine Tucci Osorio and North High School Principal Kevin Wolff sent the following message to North High School families. 

"Dear North Families,

"We recently learned of several social media posts by students about alleged racist behavior of a teacher at North High School.

"District 622 is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students and we will not tolerate racism in our schools.

"We are currently investigating these alleged incidents, and the employee in question has been placed on administrative leave.

"If students or families have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact either of us directly via email at ctucciosorio@isd622.org or kwolff@isd622.org."

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