Whitehorse Middle School teacher resigns following alleged incident with student

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MADISON, Wis (WMTV) - A Whitehorse Middle School teacher involved in an alleged violent altercation with a student has resigned and will not return to the district, according to school officials.

Rachel Strauch-Nelson, the media and government relations director for the Madison Metropolitan School District, shared with NBC15 the school board's statement:

“As a board, we are fully committed to creating welcoming and safe schools for all, where every child is valued and cared for, and we are more resolved than ever to move forward in that work. It is our responsibility to support our students of color and to create the environments that all of our students deserve. We are committed to this work in our role as board decision makers and as representatives of our community.”

On Feb. 13, a sixth grade African American student claimed the white teacher had attacked her after she refused to obey the teacher of the class. The Dane Co. District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced the teacher would not be criminally charged.