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Teacher's alleged remarks spur removal

A Jefferson High School teacher has been removed from the classroom after a student complained of racist remarks.
Senior Augustine Ortiz said he was in English class one day late last week, and his teacher began the class with a discussion of the changes to immigration enforcement law in Arizona.  The new law has created a firestorm of controversy in recent weeks, sparking a series of protests and plans for legal challenges.  Ortiz, who was wearing a jersey from a Mexican soccer team, said the teacher told him to sit in the front row.  She proceeded to single him out repeatedly, Ortiz said, pointing at him as she made comments like, “The Mexicans with their attitudes are the racist ones.”
 


 

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