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Teacher of the Year says he was reassigned for 3 months after 'too harshly' stopping 2 male students from attacking female
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Teacher of the Year says he was reassigned for 3 months after 'too harshly' stopping 2 male students from attacking female

Kumar Rashad — who was named the Kentucky Department of Education's Teacher of the Year in September — told WDRB-TV that in October he was reassigned for three months after "too harshly" stopping two male students from attacking a female student.

What are the details?

A math teacher in Louisville's Breckinridge Metropolitan High School, Rashad told the station after the incident officials reassigned him to "non-instructional duties" at the Special Needs East Bus Compound.

WDRB said Jefferson County Public Schools wouldn't say why Rashad was reassigned — but he gave his side of the story Thursday, one day before he began resuming his teaching duties.

"I saw two males attack a female, and I went to the female's rescue, and I removed the two students off of that female," Rashad told the station. "The two students said I removed them too harshly."

Rashad noted to WLKY-TV that the two male students complained about him to the powers that be.

He was not about to apologize, however, telling WLKY: "Please understand, in the community, in school, anywhere I am going, I will never allow a lady to be attacked by a male."

Rashad noted to WDRB that what happened to him "shines a light on problems in the district" — one of them being that "many educators" are "reassigned for frivolous reasons."

Rashad added to WDRB that the investigation is over, and he was cleared to return Friday to the classroom — which the school district confirmed.

He also noted to WDRB that investigations must be completed more swiftly.

WDRB added that Rashad also briefly served as a Louisville Metro Council member, representing District 3.

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