CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools said it has launched an investigation after four students complained that a teacher told a Hispanic student to “go back to your country” because she didn’t stand during the national anthem.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Senn High School students allege the teacher made the comment during a Jan. 30 Hispanic heritage assembly.
The school district said if the teacher did make such a comment it would be a violation of the district’s anti-discrimination policy.
The students staged a sit-in Wednesday to protest what they consider the district’s slow response to their complaint.
— Kyle Hillman (@kylehillman) February 12, 2020