School handles Black Lives Matter poster removal internally

Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon
Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon
The outcome of an investigation at an elite private Christchurch college, where posters promoting the Black Lives Matter movement were torn down, is to remain confidential.

St Andrew's College students said a teacher took down the posters and verbally abused them for putting them up - even though they had received prior approval from college management.

Rector Christine Leighton said the teacher's outburst was now a disciplinary matter, but the outcome would not be made public.

In a statement to parents, the rector said that the teacher was Ngāi Tahu and had dedicated her life to opportunities for Māori.

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