Posted November 21, 2018 08:07:23 Michigan high schools have been plunged into mourning after an ‘incident’ involving a student in the classroom.
The school is located in a community with a high concentration of people of colour and students of colour have been a prominent focus of the national conversation in recent months.
In August, the principal of Leland Middle School in Michigan, Barbara Linskey, resigned after allegations that she had made a ‘numerous racist comments and racist gestures towards students’ over the past several years.
In December, an investigation by the Detroit Free Press revealed that the school had been a hotbed of racism and bullying in the past.
The principal, Linslaw, had also been accused of making racially insensitive remarks to the staff and students in the middle school’s auditorium.
But now, the school has launched an investigation into how an incident involving a teacher allegedly happened, in which a student allegedly tried to take the microphone off the school’s loudspeaker in a classroom.
Linslaw has denied any wrongdoing and says she did not hear anything inappropriate, according to the Detroit News.
“I do not want to comment on the specifics of the case, but it does not appear that I made any inappropriate or disrespectful remarks to anyone,” she said.
On Thursday, a group of students were protesting outside Linslaws office, calling for her resignation.
They said the teacher had been involved in a “hostile environment” with the students.
One student, who did not want his name published, said: “I think it’s very disappointing that a school administrator would be involved in such an inappropriate and discriminatory environment.”
I just want this to stop, because this is something that affects everybody, not just our school.
“The school principal, who has not commented on the investigation, was removed from her position on Friday.
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