Teacher will return to class after students sang KKK jingle
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire school district says a teacher will return to full-time teaching about being placed on paid leave after a video surfaced of his students singing a jingle about the Ku Klux Klan.
The Portsmouth Herald reports John Carver will resume teaching Aug. 28, when school starts. Dover School District Superintendent William Harbron says Carver completed a "mentoring and learning program" required for him to come back to the classroom.
Carver was placed on leave in December after the video went viral. It showed two students singing a jingle set to Jingle Bells that included the refrain "KKK, KKK, let's kill all the blacks."
Harbron and students said Carver had given an assignment to write a song about a subject in the Reconstruction era that followed the Civil War.