School assemblies segregated students, civil rights group says
On Dec. 4, 2007, principal Teresa Abron pulled seventh-graders from class after a fight that morning between a black girl and a Hispanic girl.Posted — Updated
On Dec. 4, 2007, principal Teresa Abron pulled seventh-graders from class after a fight that morning between a black girl and a Hispanic girl.
Citing the Office for Civil Rights' findings, the state ACLU said in a news release that "there is sufficient evidence to find that the district did, in fact, treat students differently based on their race."
The state ACLU said she "unwittingly perpetuated" a stereotype that students of color are "problem students" who must be dealt with and that white students are less likely to get into trouble.
Wake County Public School System spokesman Michael Evans says the school system has apologized to parents and students and has promised to take measures to prevent such actions from happening again.
"We sent (a) letter to parents two weeks ago as a result of this decision," Evans said. "We cooperated fully with the Department of Education investigation and have made assurances that this type of situation would not happen in the future."
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