Headmaster resigns amid racial tensions at renowned school

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Posted: Jun 21, 2016 8:08 PM

BOSTON (AP) — The headmaster of a prestigious Boston high school that's been plagued by allegations of civil rights violations has stepped down.

The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/28Qv938) the school district on Tuesday announced Lynne Mooney Teta's resignation from Boston Latin School.

The local U.S. attorney's office announced in March it was launching an investigation into allegations of racial harassment and discrimination after community members and civil rights organizations submitted a written complaint.

A school district investigation report says the school failed to adequately respond to a student's threat to lynch a 15-year-old black classmate.

Superintendent Tommy Chang said in a statement that Teta guided students and faculty in creating a more welcoming environment after the allegations surfaced.

Boston Latin is the nation's oldest public school. It was founded April 23, 1635.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com