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7th-grade teacher fired at local middle school for 'mishandling incident' with student

Black details that the teacher was recently hired and school officials were made aware of the incident prior to the school's spring break.
Photo: Kipp Impact Middle School.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A seventh-grade teacher at KIPP Impact Middle School was fired for allegedly "mishandling a disciplinary incident with a student," according to a statement made by the school's principal, Brittney Black.

Black details that the teacher was recently hired and school officials were made aware of the incident prior to the school's spring break. Though she didn't detail what the incident was, she said the teacher was immediately placed on leave as they conducted an investigation.

After investigating, school officials found that the teacher, who hasn't been named, violated KIPP Jacksonville's Code of Conduct.

"At KIPP, student safety is our highest priority," Black said in the statement. "We want to express our deep apologies to the student and family who experienced this incident. KIPP Impact holds all teachers and staff to the high standard of conduct and we are committed to acting swiftly to address any and all issues like these."

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