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Middleton Teacher on Leave After Allegedly Using Racial Slur in Class

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Earlier this week, the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District received a report that a Middleton High School teacher used a racial slur during class. District and MHS administrators have been interviewing students and the teacher has been placed on leave while the investigation is being conducted, according to a statement from a MCPASD spokesman. District officials declined to provide further details at this time.

“There have been increasing incidents and forms of blatant expressions of racism and bigotry toward students of diverse backgrounds on a national, regional and local level. Over the past couple of years, MCPASD has had to address multiple incidents as well,” the statement reads in part. “We do not take these lightly. We strive to be a leader in the equity efforts across Dane County and keep the discussion going. It is one reason we are sponsoring the MLK Forum for Social Action on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol St., Middleton. Director of Equity and Student Achievement Percy Brown Jr. will be among the presenters.”

Madison365 is the media sponsor of that event.

The Madison Metropolitan School District has reported six similar incidents since November 1.

Any Middleton parents or students with knowledge of additional details may email news@madison365.org.