Hoover teacher admits to saying racial slur in front of students, superintendent says


    Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Teddie Butcher has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation of her alleged use of a racial slur in  class.

    Hoover City Schools has released the name of the teacher accused of addressing students with a racial slur Friday.

    Hoover High School Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Teddie Butcher has been placed on paid administrative leave pending a formal investigation presided over by Principal Don Hulin.

    According to Hoover City Schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Butcher admitted to saying the racial slur.

    "Music was being played, and the teacher is saying that she responded to that music using the n-word," Murphy explained.

    According to Murphy, the song the students were playing at the time of the incident is being disputed.

    Murphy will meet with the five minority students involved in the incident, along with their parents, on Wednesday.

    "This is a terrific school district that cannot be defined in a moment of time by a teacher who was clearly out of line in the use of that language," said Murphy.


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