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Chippewa Falls High School instructor placed on administrative leave after ‘inappropriate’ language

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Published: Apr. 15, 2021 at 4:48 PM CDT
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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - A Chippewa Falls High School instructor has been placed on administrative leave until further notice after they were captured on video having language that the district describes, “at times racist and was offense and inappropriate throughout.”

The Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District released a statement saying the video, which was recorded two years ago, was brought to district for the first time Thursday.

The district also says they take the report very seriously and are conducting a formal investigation.

Below is the statement sent to WEAU by the CFAUSD. At this time, this is the only information being provided by the district.

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April 15, 2021

Today, it was brought to the District’s attention that one of our instructors at Chi-Hi had been captured on video during a class discussion.

The instructor’s language was at times racist, and was offensive and inappropriate throughout the video.  The incident in question reportedly occurred two years ago.  However, it was brought to the District’s attention for the first time today.  The instructor has been placed on administrative leave until further notice.

The District takes this report very seriously and is conducting a formal investigation into this matter.  District policy prohibits discrimination, bullying, harassment, and a variety of other conduct that often serves as a vehicle for racism and bigotry.

We ask that citizens allow the District time to conduct a thorough investigation into this situation so that any conduct that violates our policies against discrimination, harassment, and/or bullying can be identified and addressed.  Our top concern is for the health and safety of our students, as well as our District’s need to provide an educational environment that is free of discrimination.

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