MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Local teachers have been fired after sharing 'inappropriate messages' about students in a group chat, according to school officials.
The Soulsville Charter School released a statement to parents concerning the incident.
Officials with the school met with eighth-graders that were impacted by the teachers Tuesday morning.
They offered, "time and support for them to process things." The statement also explained that all classes and subjects would proceed normally.
Tim Sampson, communication director for The Soulsville Charter School, confirmed this information.
Jennifer McKinney – a former student teacher – took screenshots of the “inappropriate messages” and then sent the complaints to Soulsville Charter School officials.
The teachers who were in the group chat all taught eighth-grade students at the charter school.
One message involved one of the teachers poking fun at a student who had an accident during class.
Here the full statement from The Soulsville Charter School concerning the situation --
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