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St. Paul Teacher Accused Of Discrimination Resigns, District Says

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Update: In January of 2013 the St. Paul School District reached a settlement in the federal racial discrimination case against Timothy Olmsted.  Details of the settlement are confidential.  Following an investigation, the Minnesota Board of Teaching disciplinary committee decided not to hand down any disciplinary action against Mr. Olmstead and his teaching license is still active.

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The St. Paul School District says Tim Olmstead, the teacher who allegedly discriminated against black students in his sixth grade classroom, resigned.

WCCO-TV first reported on Olmstead’s alleged discrimination in January, after he was accused of calling black students “fat, black and stupid” and making them sit in the back of the class.

Olmstead has been on paid leave since Jan. 12. The district says he will not face disciplinary actions since he resigned.

The district accepted his resignation letter on March 20.

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