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A substitute teacher at Madison’s Sherman Middle School has been removed following an undisclosed “incident” at the school Wednesday.

In an email to parents Wednesday, Principal Kristin Foreman said the school immediately investigated the incident, which involved a substitute Spanish teacher, and “parents of students directly involved have been contacted.”

“While I cannot share details of a personnel issue, in case you hear about this situation from your child, I wanted to make sure you know the substitute has been removed and will not be returning to Sherman,” Foreman wrote.

School district spokeswoman Rachel Strauch-Nelson declined to provide any details — such as the nature of the incident, where it occurred or how many students may have been affected — saying it is a confidential “personnel issue.”

Foreman said in the email the school is taking follow-up action, and the substitute teacher will not return to Sherman Middle School, 1610 Ruskin St., on the city’s North Side.

“There is no ongoing concern for the school,” Strauch-Nelson said.


Logan Wroge has been a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal since 2015.