A 5th-grade student gave a first-person speech dressed as Hitler. The teacher and school's principal are now on administrative leave.
- A fifth-grade student dressed as Adolf
Hitlerand gave a speech titled, "Accomplishments."
- The speech was part of a "Character Development project" organized by his teacher, Fox
- The school's principal and the student's teacher have been placed on administrative leave.
Two staff members have been placed on administrative leave after a fifth-grade student at a
The student at Maugham
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The speech, part of a "Character Development project" organized by their teacher, who is Jewish, was displayed in the school's hallways. It was later shared on Facebook by Lori Birk, an Englewood resident, but has since been deleted.
DeMarco confirmed in a statement on Thursday that an investigation is underway as the project violated the district's curriculum and that the teacher and principal of the school have been placed on administrative leave.
"They will remain on leave pending the conclusion of my investigation, recommendations to the Board, and the Board's further action," DeMarco said. "I also have recommended that the Board appoint an acting principal and replacement teacher at Maugham immediately."
DeMarco referred to the incident as a "failure" in the statement. "The events that have unfolded represent a failure in both providing the safe learning environment that all our kids need to learn and grow, as well as a failure in the school's initial handling,' she said.
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