Gary Tuchman reports on a sixth grade teacher in Minnesota who is accused of putting black and special needs students in the back of his classroom. Timothy Olmsted was placed on leave this past January, and then resigned two months later. But, he's still getting paid.
"He separated me from the white kids and sent me to the other side of the room where all the black kids were," a 12-year-old girl said. Black students told their parents and grandparents that Olmsted repeatedly called them "stupid, sloppy, and disgusting."
Some of the children and their families have filed a civil lawsuit against Olmsted and the The St. Paul School District. Watch the report and see what happens when our crew asks Olmsted about the allegations.
UPDATE: The federal racial discrimination lawsuit filed by the families against the St. Paul, Minnesota school district has been settled. It provided a monetary award to the families. The amount, and other terms of the settlement have been ordered by the court to be kept confidential. Following the settlement, the same school district sent this letter to Timothy Olmsted’s attorney.
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