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Math Teacher Comes Under Fire for Allegedly Calling Student 'Jew Boy'

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A La Cañada teacher is facing the wrath of the school board and angry parents after she allegedly called a ninth-grade student "Jew boy" in math class, reports the LA Times.

According to Cindy Wilcox, the board member who brought the statement to light, it's not the first time that teacher Gabrielle Leko has pissed off parents. But because she runs high level classes, no one wants to come forward about her behavior.

“When I talked to the families and said ‘Would you please file a complaint?’ their response is, ‘She teaches all the high-level classes,'" Wilcox told the Times. "'We are going to see her again, and furthermore the siblings are likely to see her again. This is a teacher you just don’t want to make upset.'"

Leko allegedly has a history of giving female students a particularly hard time (not doing anything for those girls who are already struggling against a legacy of math-challenged Barbie dolls and t-shirts that encourage them to be dumb). She hasn't responded to the allegations.