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TPS superintendent: Edison teacher removed from class after losing temper

TPS superintendent: Edison teacher removed from class after losing temper (KTUL)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- A Tulsa Public Schools teacher is under investigation with the district after he "lost his temper" in class Wednesday.

Superintendent Deborah Gist says the Edison High School teacher "responded extremely inappropriately." He was immediately relieved of his teaching duties and won't return anytime soon, according to the superintendent.

"I can't imagine he'll be back in a Tulsa Public School classroom," said Gist.

The superintendent declined to go into any more detail, but a video of the incident has surfaced. Gist said she only learned of the video Thursday afternoon and it had no bearing on the actions they took Wednesday.

Gist says the teacher is fairly new to the district. No students were injured in the incident and continued their lesson with another teacher.

"Student safety is paramount, and that means their emotional and physical safety of course," said Gist.

The next step, Gist says, is to conduct a full review of the situation to determine what actions the district should take.

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