Wisconsin school guard fired for repeating student’s racial slur


Marlon and Ozanne Anderson, via Facebook.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A black security guard at a Madison high school says he was fired after a student used a racial slur against him and he repeated the word when he told the teen not to use it.

Madison School District officials say they have a zero tolerance for employees saying racial slurs. But, Marlon Anderson says he was just trying to defend himself after a disruptive student unleashed a number of obscenities.

The State Journal says West High Principal Karen Boran sent an email to families Wednesday afternoon that racial slurs are not acceptable in schools, regardless of context or circumstance.

Anderson says he plans to fight the termination. It’s not known whether the student faces disciplinary action.


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