LAUSD teachers in black history prank to be transferred

Three Los Angeles school teachers who were suspended for honoring O.J. Simpson, Dennis Rodman and RuPaul in a Black History Month parade will be transferred to new schools.

School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines said Thursday that the teachers will not return to Wadsworth Avenue Elementary School in South Los Angeles.

Cortines says the teachers exercised poor judgment in giving students portraits of such controversial figures to carry in the parade last month.

The first-, second- and fourth-grade teachers, all white men, were initially suspended without pay for three days last week. They have since been reassigned to administrative offices and will remain there until new posts can be found.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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