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Teacher suspended after social media post following Ashland County shootingSubmitted: 11/22/2017
ASHLAND - The Ashland School district suspends a teacher because of a social media post that followed the shooting death of a Native American student.

Ashland Superintendent Keith Hilts says the posts by Ojibwe language instructor Sandra Gokee were defamatory and inflammatory.

The superintendent says Gokee's messages have created tension with law enforcement and racial friction in the school.

One posting on Gokee's Facebook page says Jason Pero was "murdered by police."

The 14 year old boy was shot by an Ashland County deputy earlier this month on the Bad River Band reservation.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice says Pero refused commands to drop a butcher knife before he was shot.

Gokee is on paid administrative leave.

The Board of Education will consider the teacher's suspension.

Story By: Associated Press

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