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Principal resigns after allegedly forcing Latino students to eat on floor for misbehaving

TYLER,TX - SEPTEMBER 11:  Monolingual Hispanic students raise their hands to answer a question during a class taught in Spanish at Birdwell Elementary School September 11, 2003 in Tyler, Texas. The first grade students spend half their school day learning reading, writing, and arithmetic in Spanish and the other half learning them in English. Birdwell, a school of 600 students, 60 percent of them Hispanic with a significant portion of them Spanish speakers, requires a dual-language curriculum for it?s kindergarten and first graders.  (Photo by Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)

TYLER,TX - SEPTEMBER 11: Monolingual Hispanic students raise their hands to answer a question during a class taught in Spanish at Birdwell Elementary School September 11, 2003 in Tyler, Texas. The first grade students spend half their school day learning reading, writing, and arithmetic in Spanish and the other half learning them in English. Birdwell, a school of 600 students, 60 percent of them Hispanic with a significant portion of them Spanish speakers, requires a dual-language curriculum for it?s kindergarten and first graders. (Photo by Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)  (2003 Getty Images)

An elementary school principal criticized by parents after Hispanic students were left to eat lunch on the floor of the school's office after misbehaving is resigning.

Denver Public Schools issued a statement saying Kalpana Rao, the principal of Cheltenham Elementary, was the focus of complaints from parents when they learned of the discipline. Parents say Rao also made racist remarks to parents.

In a letter to the parents, Rao apologized for the discipline and promised it wouldn't happen again.

Rao says if students get in trouble, they are brought into the office to wait to see the dean. She says they often sit on the floor while they're waiting because there aren't enough chairs.

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