Teacher back on job at DeKalb charter school after investigation

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A popular teacher is back on the job in DeKalb County after district officials investigated an assignment he gave to students.

Uwe Neuhaus, a German language instructor, was teaching at Chamblee Charter High School as of Monday afternoon, a district spokesman said.

“This employee is back at work,” DeKalb County School District spokesman Andre Riley said.

Neuhaus’ students have achieved some of the top advanced placement test scores among public schools in the country, Channel 2 Action News reported.

But he was recently removed from the classroom for an “inappropriate assignment” given to his fifth-year German students, according to the news station.

Emails to Channel 2 from parents indicated Neuhaus wanted his students to perform a skit that included material some thought was vulgar.

However, additional emails obtained by Channel 2 show the teacher gave students the option to change the material.

Former student David Ramos said Neuhaus “would always spice things up by doing some crazy activity.”

The district would not elaborate on the latest incident and called it a “personnel issue.”

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