LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas teacher has been told to stay home while district officials investigate a claim that she denied in class the Holocaust happened, a newspaper reported Friday.
Clark County schools spokesman Michael Rodriguez said Northwest Career and Technical Academy teacher Lori Sublette was assigned to remain home, and appropriate action would follow an investigation.
Student Katie Piranio told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Sublette said during a Nov. 25 class that history books were inaccurate and Nazis in World War II lacked the technology to kill millions of Jews.
Sublette did not immediately return a message left by The Associated Press seeking comment.
The Review-Journal said she did not answer when a reporter reached her Thursday and asked if she had denied the Holocaust happened.
Sublette said she was not in a position to respond and would have to talk to her principal.
Sublette is a full-time gym teacher. The district says she was teaching a 30-minute weekly class designed to prepare students for life after high school.