BRENTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A Brentwood teacher accused of violating a student’s civil rights by making racist comments is back in the classroom.
While teaching an eighth grade honors class, Steven Carmine allegedly said 18-year-old Michael Brown “got what he deserved” when he was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer.READ MORE: Students Welcomed Back To UC Riverside Neighborhood With Mr. Rogers-Style Video
The parents of a mixed-race student at Paul Revere Charter School filed a suit that also alleging he used the n-word in class.
“I think it’s just how he was reading from a book and the girl took offense,” student Eva Buck said.READ MORE: CDC Advisers Recommend Who Can Get Booster Shots Of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine
Carmine was removed from the classroom during the investigation.
More than 800 people signed a petition to support his reinstatement.
“Everyone loves him – he’s Mr. C. He’s a great guy. Again, dedicated, energetic,” according to parent Heather Burows.MORE NEWS: 'Take It To The Track': Families Of Street Racing Victims Urge Young Drivers To Slow Down And Keep It Legal