Teacher At Center Of Ash Wednesday Incident Back In Classroom
BOUNTIFUL, Utah — The Utah teacher who asked a student to remove the cross from his forehead this Ash Wednesday is back at work today, officials said.
A statement from Davis County School District Tuesday said they are moving forward after the incident.
As you know, we had a situation at Valley View Elementary in which a student was asked to wipe an ash cross from his forehead. We take matters regarding students and employees very seriously. We investigated the situation, followed policy and took action. The teacher has since returned to the classroom. Because it involves a personnel matter, we’re not at liberty to discuss details of the investigation or the results of it. We are moving forward and will do everything we can to make sure every educator and every student is as successful as possible. The school principal will also be working with the district’s Educational Equity Department to provide any additional training that Valley View educators need.
The teacher previously called what happened a “total misunderstanding.”
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