ST. PETERSBURG (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida substitute teacher has quit her job after students said she yelled a racial slur in the classroom.
The 59-year-old white woman continued using the slur after going to the principal’s office Wednesday at Lealman Innovation Academy, Pinellas County school officials told the Tampa Bay Times.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Temps In The 30s This Weekend
Principal Connisheia Garcia is Black, as are about 75% of the students at the school in St. Petersburg, which focuses on personalized learning for students in grades six through 12.
District spokeswoman Isabel Mascareñas says the principal reported the substitute teacher to human resources and she was put on a do-not-use list.READ MORE: Possibility Of New Surfside Building Has Residents Worried
“They were setting up a time to review” the complaint, she told the newspaper. “Before they could set a date, she resigned.”
The woman had worked in several schools without incident after being hired on July 1, Mascareñas said.MORE NEWS: South Florida Winn Dixie & Fresco y Mas Pharmacies Expect To Get N95 Masks On Friday
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