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Chicago teacher removed during probe of ‘go back’ anthem row

Chicago teacher removed during probe of ‘go back’ anthem row

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teacher accused of telling a Hispanic student who refused to stand for the national anthem that she should go back to her own country has been removed from class.

Students at Senn High School on the city’s North Side say they heard the teacher make the comment to the girl, who is a U.S. citizen, during a school assembly on Jan. 30.

In a letter to the school, principal Mary Beck said the district decided Thursday to remove the teacher while the Office of Student Protections investigates.

Authorities have not released the teacher’s name.