Richmond teacher accused of using slur against student

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A middle school teacher in Richmond has resigned after district officials say she used a racial slur against a student.

WWBT-TV and the Richmond Times-Dispatch report a letter about the incident at Lucille M. Brown Middle School on the city's south side was sent home to parents last week.

The letter says the statement was apparently directed at one student but "others may have heard it and been offended by the comment."

Superintendent Jason Kamras told the newspaper the teacher resigned once the school system started termination proceedings.

The district said in a statement that the use of "such language directed at a child is absolutely unacceptable."

The district declined to provide any information about the employee. The TV station reports the incident took place in a seventh-grade classroom and identified the teacher as a woman.