District attorney to review Halloween haircut incident
ALBUQUERQUE — The District Attorney’s Office says it will review Albuquerque Public Schools’ documentation and records concerning an incident where a teacher allegedly cut the hair of a Native American student and called another a “bloody Indian.”
The Albuquerque Journal reported that the school district said the incident occurred on Halloween at Cibola High School.
District Attorney’s Office spokesman Michael Patrick told the Journal the office was making its formal request Thursday to review “the complete incident in its entirety.”
Albuquerque Public Schools said earlier this month the teacher is no longer working for the district, declining to say if she resigned or was fired.
Superintendent Raquel Reedy, during a school board meeting Wednesday, apologized on behalf of the district and said she is working on a cultural sensitivity plan.