Former Peoria High Resource Officer Set To Receive Back Pay | WGLT

Former Peoria High Resource Officer Set To Receive Back Pay

Jan 13, 2020

Peoria Public Schools is formally cutting ties with a former school resource officer criticized for a racially insensitive social media post.

In 2017, Peoria High School Resource Officer Ryan Schubert posted on Facebook that he wanted to urinate on a Martin Luther King Jr. statue and claim it was a form of protest.

Superintendent Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat said at the time the post didn't align with the district's core values. Schubert later apologized for the post. 

The school board is set to vote on a settlement agreement and release of claims at Monday's school board meeting. Schubert is set to receive $30,000 in back pay as part of the settlement. He no longer works at Peoria schools. 

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