Outrage over Lawrence settlement in alleged racial comments case

According to KSHB

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Parents and community members disrupted a Board of Education meeting on Monday night following revelations that the board members agreed to a settlement with a teacher accused of making racial comments in class.

The case dates back to mid-October, when Lawrence school leaders placed South Middle School teacher Chris Cobb on paid administrative leave.

The accused teacher resigned late in November.

According to documents requested and obtained by 41 Action News, the teacher will still receive pay and benefits until the end of the school year. The district will also not release any information about the alleged comments to the State Board of Education.

In exchange, the teacher will not file a lawsuit or take any other legal action against the district.