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La Cañada school board member wants teacher fired

October 17, 2011

A member of the La Cañada Flintridge school board is calling for the ouster of a La Cañada High School math teacher who allegedly addressed a ninth-grade geometry student as “Jew boy” and otherwise angered parents.

School board member Cindy Wilcox said she filed a formal complaint — as a member of the public — against teacher Gabrielle Leko in June, saying the complaint was based on numerous verbal grievances she received about Leko from school families. None of those families were willing to go on record with a complaint, she said.

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Photo: The Welcome Back signs were in place as students get oriented on the first day of school at La Canada High School on Monday, August 29, 2011. Credit: Tim Berger/Times Communtiy News

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