- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

ELGIN, Ill. (AP) - A Chicago-area school district has fired a substitute teacher accused of taunting a high school freshman in a whiteboard drawing.

The Daily Herald (https://bit.ly/1MBvF2V ) reports Elgin Area School District U-46 had previously suspended the teacher. The district’s safety and security coordinator would not name the teacher.

The freshman, 15-year-old Stephen Davis, says the teacher added Davis’ name and a vulgar phrase to a drawing of a person done by another student last week.

Davis recorded the incident at Streamwood High School on his phone and posted the video to YouTube, which has since taken it down.

Illinois school districts hire substitute teachers when needed, and the teachers are licensed by the State Board of Education. An agency spokeswoman told The Associated Press that it opened an investigation Thursday into the teacher accused of taunting Davis, which could result in a license suspension or revocation.


Information from: Daily Herald, https://www.dailyherald.com

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