Denison High School teacher to return to class after using racial slur

DENISON, Iowa - A Denison High School teacher placed on paid administrative leave after using the n-word in class will return to class.

Students at the school walked out Tuesday in protest of teacher Crystal Holt's use of the word while teaching a class, with some saying it was not the first she'd done so.

The school board placed Holt on paid administrative leave in order to contuct an investigation.

The district issued a statement Thursday night saying her remarks were disturbing, but concluded she did not act maliciously and would return to class.

The district said it was forming a committee to come up with a plan to eliminate cultural bias at the school. It also said their would be continued diversity and cultural training for school staff.

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