BRAINERD, Minn. (KMSP) - The Brainerd High School yearbook advisor has been placed on a five-day, unpaid suspension from teaching during the upcoming school year after a controversy last May.
Teacher and former advisor Joe Wagner was suspended "as a result of his role in the events leading to the recent controversy surrounding this year's yearbook," in which "disrespectful political statements" were displayed, according to a statement.
The district wrote that the administration "deeply regrets" that existing processes for reviewing the yearbook did not result in the statement's removal.
According to the statement, the Brainerd School District "does not support or otherwise endorse any disrespectful or politically charged statements contained in the yearbook and reiterates its apology for the statements that were included."
The administration is currently in the process of reviewing and revising the District's practices and procedures related to student publications in order to prevent this type of situation from happening again.