Sanford Teacher Suspended for Playing ‘Rack City’ Rap Song

High school teacher allegedly played two inappropriate rap songs to her students, officials said

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    A Sanford teacher was suspended for five days after playing two rap songs to her students, officials said.

    A Sanford teacher was suspended after school officials said she played an inappropriate rap song to her high school students.

    Heather Michelle New, 32, a teacher at Crooms Academy of Information Technology, played the song “Rack City” by Tyga and was suspended Tuesday for five days, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

    Ron Pinnell, head of personnel at the school, told the Sentinel he had received complaints that New had played two songs, one by Tyga and one by Jay-Z.

    "There were all kinds of references to all kinds of inappropriate things," Pinnell said.

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    New was suspended by the school board on charges that she violated school policies and for misconduct and violation of the code of ethics for Florida teachers.

    New could not be immediately reached for comment.