Portland Public Schools has reversed a plan to fire a teacher responsible for a controversial walkout in February.
District officials said teacher Chris Riser risked student safety by leading middle schoolers on an extended "Black Lives Matter" walkout.
Subsequently, the district barred Riser from returning to his classroom after spring break.
When students showed up to Ockley Green on Monday, 200 of them protested all morning instead of going to class.
Officials weren't saying what kind of leave Riser was on, or if he might return.
But on Tuesday, chief human resources officer Kylie Rogers said the recommendation had been to fire Riser. She added that's no longer "appropriate."
However, Rogers' statement said the HR process is continuing and it doesn't say when Riser might return to class, or if he's facing other discipline.
Rogers said she's new to Portland, and recently learned of "historical failure of the district to consistently support the Ockley Green community."
Read the full statement below.