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Fired Madison school security guard gets temporary job with Boys & Girls Club

Posted at 5:08 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 18:10:31-04

MADISON — A Madison school security guard, who was fired for repeating a racial slur, now has a temporary job with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County.

48-year-old Marlon Anderson says he was fired after he says he repeated a racial slur while telling a student who had called him that word not to use it. Both Anderson and the student are black.

The Madison School District has a zero-tolerance policy forbidding employees from saying racial slurs.

The Boys & Girls Club says their CEO Michael Johnson worked with Marlon on Friday to solidify a leadership role for him. Effective Monday, he will serve as our Director of Program Operations managing volunteer engagement, special initiatives and teen recruitment.

"We are pleased to welcome Marlon to this temporary position until his appeal is finalized by Madison Metropolitan School District," the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County wrote on Facebook.

Anderson is appealing his termination. The Madison teachers' union filed a grievance with the district on his behalf.