OKCPS Teacher Placed On Administrative Leave

Friday, December 8th 2017, 11:20 am
By: News 9

Students at Northwest Classen held a protest Friday morning after they said a teacher has been suspended for a week. 

Nearly 100 students organized at the school to show their support for the teacher.

One student at the protest told News 9 the school "fired a teacher who tried to stand up" for a student who was being bullied. 

Oklahoma City Public Schools released the following statement after the protest:

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) was made aware of possible violations of board policy involving a teacher at NW Classen. This situation is now being investigated by OKCPS. As is routine in these situations, the teacher has been placed on Administrative Leave pending the result of the investigation. Because this is a personnel issue, we cannot provide any further comment at this time.

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