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 MIDDLETON, Wis. — The Middleton-Cross Plains School District staff member who allegedly separated students by race and ethnicity during a test is resigning.

The school district’s Board of Education was set to vote on the employee’s contract Monday night, but the vote was canceled because of the resignation, district spokesman Perry Hibner said.

The incident happened last October during the school’s STAR math and literacy test for 9th and 10th grade students.

The district released a statement following the employee’s resignation apologizing for the situation.

“These wounds don’t heal automatically and we know there is work that must continue to repair the trust that was lost. We believe the protocols that have been put in place will help to ensure something like this doesn’t happen again.”