HOOVER, Ala. — An Alabama teacher who was put on leave for using a racial slur in a classroom has resigned.

The Birmingham news reports former Hoover High school teacher Teddie Butcher’s resignation Thursday follows a Jan. 19 incident where she used the slur while talking to a student.

School superintendent Kathy Murphy says Butcher admitted to using the slur.

Shenita Morrow says her daughter was playing a Tupac song in class during a portion of class when students are allowed to play music.

The newspaper reports that according to multiple accounts, Butcher used the racial slur when she told Morrow’s daughter to turn it off.

Murphy says Butcher has expressed regret for the incident and “made a most appropriate decision.”

Butcher has not returned the newspapers request for comment.

Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews