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School district: Whitehorse middle school teacher resigns days after DA declines to charge

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MADISON, Wis. - The Whitehorse Middle School teacher who was involved in a controversy over a physical altercation involving an 11-year-old student has resigned, a school district spokeswoman said.

Madison Metropolitan School District Media Director Rachel Strauch-Nelson said in a statement Friday that the teacher won't be returning to the district.

Mikiea Price said her daughter's braids were ripped out by the teacher during an altercation in the hallway Feb. 13. A police report shows differing accounts of what happened on the day of the altercation, including witness reports and statements. A blurry video of the incident was posted online earlier this month.

On March 5, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said he wouldn't be charging the teacher and he didn't believe a crime was committed.

The MMSD school board said in a statement Friday that it's committed to making sure school is a safe place for all.

"It is our responsibility to support our students of color and to create the environments that all of our students deserve," the board wrote. "We are committed to this work in our role as board decision makers and as representatives of our community."


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