Pekin High School teacher resigns amid investigation

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A Pekin High School teacher resigned amid an investigation into racist behavior. 

Pekin Superintendent Dr. Danielle Owens tells WMBD former Social Studies teacher Kevin Pummill resigned and will not return to the school. 

This came as district leaders began an investigation into allegations Pummill engaged in racist activities. 

“While the resignation occurred early in the process of the investigation, school representatives were able to confirm that the teacher made a number of troubling and offensive posts on a private web-based message board,” Dr. Owens wrote. 

Owens confirms the website IdentifyEvropa wrote about Pummill’s activity on a message board.

She adds, at this point, the school is not aware of any discriminatory conduct Pummill made against  students. 

If you have any concerns or are aware of any inappropriate activity the administration asks you contact them. 

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