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NH teacher will return to class after students sang KKK jingle

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Published: Aug. 5, 2019 at 12:49 PM EDT
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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.

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