NH teacher will return to class after students sang KKK jingle

Published: Aug. 5, 2019 at 12:49 PM EDT
Email this link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

A New Hampshire school district says a teacher will return to full-time teaching after being placed on paid leave when a video surfaced of his students singing a jingle about the Ku Klux Klan.

The Portsmouth Herald reports John Carver will resume teaching Aug. 28, when school starts. Dover School District Superintendent William Harbron says Carver completed a "mentoring and learning program" required for him to come back to the classroom.

Carver was placed on leave in December after the video went viral. It showed two students singing a jingle set to Jingle Bells that included the refrain "KKK, KKK, let's kill all the blacks."

Harbron and students said Carver had given an assignment to write a song about a subject in the Reconstruction era that followed the Civil War.

(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News

Latest News