DeKalb mistakenly rehires teacher who threatened students with deportation

Updated Dec 13, 2017
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
DeKalb County schools have a high proportion of students from other countries. Most students at Cross Keys High School, for example, are Hispanic. After President Trump’s order restricting some immigration, DeKalb Superintendent Steve Green said he conferred with his cabinet Monday on a plan to reassure students and show support to them and their families.(AJC FILE PHOTO)

A teacher forced to resign after students said she threatened them with deportation after President Donald Trump’s election win in 2016 was rehired as a substitute teacher, district officials confirmed Friday.

Diane Clark retired “in lieu of termination” on Nov. 28, 2016, weeks after students said she told them if they continued to misbehave, she would be calling immigration offices.

Cross Keys’ student population is more than 86 percent Latino.

Clark was one of two teachers put on leave from Cross Keys in November 2016 after allegations they made threatening statements in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory.

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