MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials at a Twin Cities high school say a teacher has been placed on administrative leave after students posted an alleged video of him using a racial slur in class.
District 622, which includes North High School in North St. Paul, said Sunday that an investigation is underway and that racism will not be tolerated.READ MORE: Former Minneapolis Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson Fighting Stage 5 Kidney Disease
The video was brought to the district’s attention after students of color at the high school created an Instagram page to highlight racial injustice at the school.READ MORE: Ex-Soldier's Company Works To Provide Security, Peace Of Mind For Churches
The group’s first post Saturday said that a health teacher at the school used the n-word and made other racist remarks to students of color in class. Another post included a video of the teacher apparently saying the n-word in front of students.MORE NEWS: Police: Boy's Body Found In Trunk Of Car In Mound, 2 Arrested
The students behind the Instagram page are calling for the teacher to be fired.