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Second Cross Keys teacher removed for post-election tirade

Cross Keys High School. (AJC FILE PHOTO)
Cross Keys High School. (AJC FILE PHOTO)

A second teacher was removed from her Cross Keys High School classroom after making disparaging statements against undocumented residents.

District officials confirmed both teachers were removed from their classrooms Thursday pending investigations into the respective incidents. The first teacher allegedly said in front of others she was glad Trump won because he would get rid of undocumented residents.

District officials said Friday that "threatening, abusive behavior will not be tolerated in any way and such behavior will be dealt with without delay."

At Cross Keys, 86 percent of the students are Hispanic or Latino. Most of those parents speak English as a second language, if at all. The school was in the news recently after state officials announced last week that the school reported the third-largest graduation rate increase between 2015 and 2016. Principal Jason Heard said then that helping parents learn English was the key that sparked more parental engagement.