Teacher placed on leave after allegedly telling students she wants to bring back slavery: report

Teacher placed on leave after allegedly telling students she wants to bring back slavery: report
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A California middle school history teacher has reportedly been placed on leave after students said she made racist comments, including calling for the return of slavery.

According to a report from The Los Angeles Times, this marks the second time in two months that the teacher, whose name has not been made public, has been disciplined for such remarks. She was previously put on leave in late October.

The unnamed teacher works at the Space and Aeronautics Gateway to Exploration Magnet Academy in Palmdale, Calif., where the L.A. Times says about 70 percent of the school population is composed of Latino students followed by black students.

Students say the teacher is a supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Democrats duke it out in most negative debate so far MORE, displaying Trump memorabilia in the classroom and praising his proposed border wall with Mexico. Students also allege she said she would "bring back slavery" and gave them assignments having to do with immigration and Trump.

Palmdale School District's assistant superintendent of human resources said the teacher has been placed on leave and an independent investigator has been hired to probe the allegations. Mental health resources have also been offered to students.

The teacher had only returned from her last leave of absence on Dec. 13.