Teachers Email Causes Outrage

April 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
An economics teacher at Bullard High School is in trouble because of controversial comments sent from his school e-mail account.Jim Horn has been teaching in the Fresno Unified School District for nearly 30 years. But Thursday the district is investigating an email sent by Horn that has some in the Bullard community concerned.

The buzz around Bullard High Thursday is about economics teacher Jim Horn who was recently placed on administrative leave after allegedly sending an email with racial slurs and threats.

Many parents are concerned about language in the email message.

Kristi parker, a parent said, "With things going on in the world, Columbine, I think it's pretty scary."

Fresno Unified's Associate Superintendant of Human Resources said the email in question was sent from Horns campus email account. The school district has now confiscated the computer and investigators are interviewing anyone who may have received the message.

Several students on campus said Horn was recently disciplined for an unrelated incident in a Bullard classroom. Fresno Unified would not comment on that incident because it is a personnel issue. Now some parents wonder if Horn should be evaluated for issues with anger.

Fresno Unified said it will take 5 to 10 days to gather evidence before they talk to Horn. Depending on his history in the district he could face a written reprimand or termination.

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