Glenbrook South HS adviser no longer allowed to teach at school after controversial yearbook comment

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Adviser no longer allowed to teach at school after yearbook incident
An adviser is not allowed to teach at Glenbrook South High School after a yearbook comment seemingly about the Israel-Hamas war, District 225 said.

GLENVIEW, Ill. (WLS) -- A north suburban high school adviser will no longer be allowed to teach at the school, after overseeing the publication of a yearbook that included a controversial comment seemingly about the Israel-Hamas war.

Following a lengthy session Monday night, the District 225 Board relieved Brenda Field of her yearbook duties at Glenbrook South High School. She will not be paid for past duties.

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Field was also suspended without pay for 30 days, and will no longer be involved in teaching, a spokeswoman for the district said.

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An internal investigation found that Field was responsible for allowing a student's controversial comment seemingly about the Israel-Hamas war to be published.

The school board approved the disciplinary action without objection. It followed a prior move to fire Field that failed by a 5-2 vote, ABC7 Chicago news partner the Daily Herald reported.

The controversy involved the most recent edition of Etruscan, which was published in May. The quote, from a Palestinian-American student at the Glenview school, was printed in such a way that the teen appeared to support the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks against Israel.

A district attorney later determined the student was referring to earlier Palestinian action against Israel.