Holocaust-denying teacher reassigned


(JTA) — A Nevada teacher who reportedly denied the Holocaust in front of her students has been reassigned to a new school.

Lori Sublette, a gym teacher at the Northwest Career and Technical Academy, was shifted from the northwest Las Vegas high school to a middle school in North Las Vegas. The school district did not give a reason for the transfer, according to reports.

Sublette had been working at home, while continuing to receive salary and benefits since the November incident, as the school district investigated. A Nevada statute from 1967 prohibits Sublette, or any teacher, from being fired for "unprofessional conduct" unless they have been cited previously for a similar offense, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

In an advocacy class that prepares students for life after high school, Sublette said during a discussion that the Nazis did not have the technology to kill millions of Jews during the Holocaust. Students reportedly told their parents about the comments. The students also quoted Sublette as saying that information on the Holocaust in history books was doctored or distorted.

Sublette apologized to one parent, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, but only for conveying her opinion in class and not for denying the Holocaust.

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