DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Denton ISD said Denton High School’s Assistant Principal Howard Palmer will not return to the school district after a recording shared on Facebook accused him of using a racially offensive word to describe a student’s music.
The district put Palmer on leave on Saturday, April 27, after a community member contacted the school district on Friday, April 26 about the incident.READ MORE: Texas Democrats In Congress Say It's 'Unacceptable' Gov. Abbott Hasn't Released Billions In Stimulus For Public Education
Denton ISD told CBS 11 now that the investigation is complete, Palmer is out.
Here is the full statement from Denton ISD:READ MORE: Health Officials Urge Safety Measures Against West Nile Virus In North Texas
A thorough investigation surrounding an incident reported on April 27 regarding the actions of Howard Palmer, assistant principal at Denton High, was concluded on Tuesday, May 7. Mr. Palmer will not return to the district.
Denton ISD said in a previous statement on the matter while it was under investigation:MORE NEWS: 350-Pound Man Wanted In Dallas For Alleged 'Lewd Sex Act With Children Present' In Restaurant
This type of behavior will not be tolerated at any level.