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Cheltenham Suspends High School Teacher for 'Racially Insensitive' Comments to Students

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    A Cheltenham High School teacher was suspended for allegedly telling students to "stop complaining about being black" while discussing Donald Trump and the Black Lives Matter movement. (Published Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016)

    A teacher at Cheltenham High School has been suspended for 'racially insensitive' comments to several students, the district school board said in a statement Wednesday.

    The teacher was not identified and the comments were not specified in the letter sent to township residents.

    "As has been discussed in our community, an  incident occurred at Cheltenham High School recently in which a teacher made racially insensitive and discriminatory remarks to several students," the letter said. "The incident was investigated and the teacher was suspended pending further investigation."

    The letter began by citing a "tumultuous election" and an increase in racially and ethnically charged hate crimes.

    "Both in our community and throughout the country, we have seen acts of intimidation and discrimination, including by letter, graffiti and spoken word," the letter said. "We do not and will not tolerate acts of discrimination and intimidation of our students and staff."

    To read the full letter from the school board, click here.