Dover Teacher To Rejoin Class After KKK Jingle Controversy
The Superintendent has revealed John Carver will return for the new school year, after last year's controversy.
According to WMUR News 9, John Carver will resume his teaching duties in a few weeks when Dover schools begin another year.
Last year, he was placed on full paid leave in December after a local controversy spread nationwide.
A video surfaced of his students singing a jingle about the Ku Klux Klan. More specifically, the video showed two students singing along with Christmas song Jingle Bells that included the refrain "KKK, KKK, let's kill all the blacks."
According to WMUR News 9, Carver had given out an assignment that would have the students sing a song concerning a subject in the Reconstruction era that followed the Civil War.
Carver's road to returning to Dover school system wasn't without taking steps. School District Superintendent William Harbron told WMUR News 9 he completed a "mentoring and learning program."
This step was required for his return.