Kankakee teacher investigated for using racial slur against student, district says

Kankakee teacher investigated for using racial slur against student, district says

Friday, October 21, 2022 4:01AM

KANKAKEE, Sick. (TOC) — A south suburban college district is investigating a trainer for utilizing a racial slur in opposition to a pupil in an incident that was caught on video.

The incident occurred in a classroom at Kankakee Excessive Faculty. College students recorded the interplay, telling directors the trainer used the slur throughout a minor battle with Michael Nelson, who mentioned he is nonetheless in shock.

“It made me really feel like lower than a Black man, a younger Black man at that, from a small neighborhood that is making an attempt to do probably the most for that neighborhood,” Nelson mentioned.

The superintendent for Kankakee faculties mentioned they’re disillusioned.

“The trainer has been positioned on paid go away pending a full investigation. As of the top of the day at the moment, KHS administration have collected statements from the scholars, talked with the scholars within the classroom and reviewed a number of movies,” the district mentioned in an announcement.

The principal will make a suggestion on disciplinary motion after the investigation, the district mentioned.

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