Burlington teacher who attended Jan. 6 riot resigns

BURLINGTON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Burlington teacher has resigned from the district 18 months after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol.

Last summer, Jeff Taff faced scrutiny for discussing his extreme political views with students. 

The district placed him on administrative leave after learning Taff traveled to Washington, D.C. the day the riot took place at the U.S. Capitol. But the district said the teacher used his personal time off to go to D.C. and the trip had nothing to do with his duties as a teacher. 

The district found Taff did not break any laws or violate school policies and allowed him to return to the classroom in the fall. They said Taff would participate in "professional development" related to concerns raised in the investigation.

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