Central Illinois teacher resigns after allegations of racist activities

Screen capture of the news report.

PEKIN — A high school teacher has resigned after allegations that he was involved with racist activity online.

WEEK-TV reported that Kevin Pummill’s resignation was confirmed by the Pekin Community High School’s Superintendent.


The resignation comes after the teacher was accused of being involved in racist activities online. Shortly after those articles appearing online, Pekin Community High School said they placed a teacher on administrative leave after he allegedly engaged in racist activities. The district did not name the teacher at that time.

At the time the district released a statement from Superintendent Danielle Owens saying, “The School District does not condone and will not tolerate racist behavior in any form. School representatives will not have any further comment about the matter until the investigation is complete.”

Despite repeated attempts to confirm Pummill’s identity, Superintendent Owens only confirmed his identity Tuesday night.

The superintendent’s full statement and news broadcast is on the WEEK-TV website.



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