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Mt Horeb Students Protest in Support of Teacher


Channel3000logoSquareStudents at Mount Horeb High School protested outside the school before class on Monday after one of their teachers was placed on administrative leave.

A letter from the superintendent to school parents said the teacher in question may have showed a video including nude images to a class during a lesson on gender inequality. The letter said that teacher has since been removed from the classroom and the Mount Horeb Police Department was called as the district investigates the case.

Parents and students on social media identified the teacher as Beth Maglio, and the video as the 2011 documentary Miss Represented.

“While we absolutely support and can appreciate the importance of shining a light on this sensitive topic, we must investigate the method by which the lesson has allegedly been taught,” the letter read.

A phone call was also placed to Child Protective Services because the district is a mandated reporter, according to the letter. The department is currently in the process of screening the allegation.

Students spoke out on social media in support of the teacher and planned a walk-out of the high school for Monday morning. About 100 students protested outside the school before classes started and walked into the school by 8 a.m.

Mount Horeb High officials were not immediately available for comment Sunday night.