Lawsuit Claims Bledsoe County Student Suspended Because of Her Race - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 8, 2018
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Chattanooga’s U.S. District Court, a biracial student says Bledsoe County Schools delivered an overly harsh punishment for punching another student who called her a racial epithet, the Times Free Press reports. The student, who was suspended for 365 days, and her mother say the suspension was harsher because of her race and was done in part as retaliation for reporting “years of racially demeaning comments.” The suit does not name a desired amount of damages, but asks for a jury trial.