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St. Paul teacher recorded saying the N-word resigns

She taught Spanish at Highland Park Middle School.
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A St. Paul teacher caught on camera saying the N-word in a video that went viral on social media has resigned.

A document for Tuesday's St. Paul School District board meeting details that a Wendy Brilowski, a teacher at Highland Park Middle School, had resigned as of May 10.

The teacher's profile has been wiped from the St. Paul Public Schools website, but other pages on the site reveal she's a Spanish teacher who was hired by the school in 2013.

She had been placed on leave after a viral video shared on Facebook and Snapchat recorded her saying the N-word in front of some students in a school hallway.

The footage records her saying: "I just walk around the room, I just pick on them ... 'cause they're black, and they're the only f----- [N-words] doing any work."

The Pioneer Press reports that she had sent one of the students out of her class, and was speaking with her and three of her friends when she made the comment, which prompted the girl in question to stay home from school for a week.

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After the video came out, St. Paul Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard and Highland Park Middle School Principal Char Hoff promised "aggressive" action to get to the bottom of the incident.

Describing the video as "disturbing," they said that "no matter the situation, the racist and foul language used by a staff member in the video has no place in Saint Paul Public Schools."

Brilowski's profile, before it got removed, said she had previously studied at the University of Wisconsin, Hamline University, and at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

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