We haven't been very excited over allegations about student behavior . . . But as always, we hope that teacher's know better.
Here's the story . . .
The district said a Raytown High School teacher used the N-word during a discussion with students in their class Wednesday.
"Regardless of the teacher’s intent, we understand the offensive and inappropriate nature of this word," the district said in a letter sent out to parents.
Translation . . . It's very likely the slur wasn't directed at anyone but uttered while mistakenly trying to navigate the culture war minefield.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .
RAYTOWN, Mo. - The Raytown School District said they are investigating after becoming aware that a teacher allegedly used a racial slur. The district said a Raytown High School teacher used the N-word during a discussion with students in their class Wednesday.
RAYTOWN, MO (KCTV) -- The Raytown C-2 School District is investigating the use of a racial slur by a teacher in class on Wednesday. According to an email sent out to parents and guardians Wednesday night, the district says it is aware that a teacher at Raytown High School used the n-word during a discussion with students in their class earlier in the day.
The Raytown C-2 School District sent an email to parents tonight informing them that a teacher used the N-word during a discussion with students. In the email the district says their board of education that does not condone and will not accept offensive and inappropriate behavior from staff."Regardless of the teacher's intent, we understand the offensive and inappropriate nature of this word," The district said in their message to parents earlier tonight.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Raytown High School teacher "used the N-word during a discussion with students in their class today," according to a letter sent to parents by Raytown Superintendent Dr. Allan Markley. In the letter sent to families Wednesday, Markley said the district "does not condone and will not accept offensive and inappropriate behavior from staff, students, volunteers and visitors."
Sadly, as a brief aside, new spy tech didn't help prevent the controversial situation . . .
In 2018 the Raytown School District received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice for a facial recognition pilot project at its two high schools. The district planned to collect pictures of all students and employees through a software program, as well as the faces of people on the state's sexual predator registry and anyone deemed a threat, including individuals expelled or suspended.
Developing . . .