When a Delaware teacher accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in 2012 was fired, the teacher’s students said it was because of the color of his skin.
More: “What the heck?” students in a Fairfax, Va., school were heard saying after learning about the allegations.
The teacher is white, according to school district officials.
The incident took place in 2012 at Tamil High School, which is located in the District of Columbia, but has since been placed on the district’s “non-school-affiliated” list because of its location in Virginia.
In a statement Monday, the school district said the teacher was not removed from the classroom after the allegations were made.
However, the district added that a letter was sent to the school’s president and superintendent and the district will now review the teacher to determine whether he should be placed on “non school-affiliated.”
The incident in Virginia began when a female student reported she was harassed by the teacher, according in the Fairfax school district.”
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The incident in Virginia began when a female student reported she was harassed by the teacher, according in the Fairfax school district.
The girl told Fairfax County school officials that the teacher groped her during a physical education class, the Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.
She said the incident was caught on video.
According to the letter from the district, the girl was a “very well-liked and respected student.”
The letter states that the student is now a junior and will be in a school where she is expected to excel academically.
The school’s superintendent was not available for comment.
“Our students are not the only ones who are impacted by this teacher,” said Julie Geller, executive director of the Fairfax County School Board, in a statement.
“This is a terrible tragedy for our school and the entire community.
We cannot wait for the district to have the final decision on the teacher and his future.”
The District of Virginia announced on Friday that it will not be reopening the school after a school psychologist concluded that the allegations “do not reflect the character and leadership of the teacher.”
Virginia Education Commissioner Bill LaFave said the district is “committed to being a welcoming, safe, inclusive, inclusive school.”
In a news release, the superintendent said that he was aware of the incident, but that he would be speaking with the student and the school to determine if the district can re-open the school.
“We will review all the facts to make sure this matter is resolved,” the superintendent’s statement said.
The district’s letter was signed by school superintendent Marcia Geller.
The letter stated that the district was also conducting a “proactive review” to see if there is any additional information that might help the district determine if it is appropriate to place the teacher on non-school affiliated status.
A district spokeswoman told The Huffington Pundit on Monday that the school has no plans to re-institute the teacher or re-visit the incident.
LaFave also said that the principal of the school and school board will meet with the teacher as soon as possible to discuss the matter.
The teacher was placed on non school affiliated status on Feb. 3, the date the district began to rehire him.