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Cibola HS teacher suspended for making 'culturally insensitive remark,' cutting student's hair

Joshua Panas
November 02, 2018 10:06 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A Cibola High School teacher has been placed on leave for allegedly making a culturally insensitive remark to a student and snipping another student's hair.

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In a letter sent to parents of Cibola High School students, the alleged incident happened while the teacher was acting out a "Halloween stunt."

An APS official said both students are 15 years old and sophomores at the school

APS said it will investigate the alleged incident further and follow up with appropriate action.

"The Albuquerque Public schools Police Department is handling this investigation and if necessary as in any case can't forward any of their findings to the district attorney if it's necessary but it's our own internal police," said APS spokesperson Monica Armenta.

APS wouldn't name the teacher but they did say she has been working for the district since 2003.

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