JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (CBS 17 Staff) - Johnston County Public Schools confirmed Thursday that they’re investigating a Spanish teacher for segregating students based on their religious and political beliefs.
South Johnston High School Spanish teacher Julia Lopp is accused of segregating students in her class based on their religious beliefs and whether or not they support abortion.
The incident is said to have occurred while Lopp was teaching one of her classes at the school.
According to district officials, Lopp was hired as a substitute teacher with JCPS on Aug. 12 and two weeks later, on Aug. 26, hired as a Spanish teacher at South Johnston High School.
Lopp is currently suspended with pay as the school and district investigate, district officials said.
JCPS Superintendent Dr. Jim Causby released a statement regarding the incident: