Newport News teacher to return to class after controversial classroom discussion

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A Newport News teacher will return to the classroom Tuesday after school officials investigated a controversial classroom discussion.

Last week, school officials placed the Heritage High School history teacher on administrative leave. They were investigating her use of a racial slur while discussing Native Americans in class.

The teacher told WAVY a student asked why the Washington Redskins name was offensive. The teacher said she used the N-word in a team name to show the students a different point of view. Some students and parents complained

A school spokesperson told WAVY they finished their investigation and the teacher will be back at work Tuesday morning.

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