Texas teacher's 'Go back to Mexico' remark overlooked?

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by CNN

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Posted on February 25, 2012 at 2:51 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas -- An Arlington teacher accused of making racial remarks to an eighth grade student is being allowed to go back to the classroom.

Shirley Bunn was suspended in September after telling a male student in her class to "go back to Mexico." 

Supporters say Bunn was dealing with a student who had a history of disciplinary problems and made that statement out of frustration. 

The unidentified student kept telling Bunn he was from Mexico and requested Spanish forms. 

The school district held a meeting Thursday night and decided to let Bunn continue to teach. 

Not everyone was happy with the decision.

"The Arlington School Board condones racial remarks by it's teachers. That's very disturbing," said Luis Castillo, a past president of the Arlington LULAC.

Bunn will probably not go back to her former classroom. She has been teaching for 24 years.

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