Rio Mesa High School Teacher Stuns Class With Racial Slur

The Oxnard Union High School District in Ventura County has issued an apology after one of its teachers used a racial slur in class.

The teacher is employed at Rio Mesa High School. Although their “intentions were to educate students about the harmful effects of this word, his actions were not appropriate” the district said.

“We sincerely apologize to anyone who may have been negatively impacted,” the district added in its statement.

With help from the NAACP, Rio Mesa staff will now receive new racial and cultural sensitivity training. The district could not say what, if any, discipline the tenured teacher will face.

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