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Expelled black students´
parents sue Ohio district

Associated Press, by Lisa Cornwell

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 9/3/2014 8:14:58 PM

CINCINNATI — The parents of four black students who allege their children were expelled over rap music videos and targeted because of race sued a suburban school district in federal court on Tuesday, charging violations of constitutional rights including free speech. Attorney Robert Newman, representing the parents, said that the students were expelled from Colerain High School in Colerain Township, a 20-minute drive northwest of Cincinnati, for making rap music videos off campus and that black students were unfairly targeted. The parents´ lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati against the Northwest Local School District, the Colerain Township Board

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Behold the new environment created by Obama and Holder. It´s no wonder the schools are in complete chaos with undisciplined miscreants because this is exactly what will happen if teachers discipline them. It´s just sickening what is happening in our country.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/3/2014 8:36:42 PM     (No. 9992638)

FTA:

School officials and police officers interrogated black students about their recent social media postings and affiliations with other black youths and showed them photos collected by school staff and police from social media websites, the lawsuit says. The photos showed the students making various hand signs or participating in rap music videos, it says.

"Based on these images, school administrators accused more than a dozen African-American students of making ´street signs´ and belonging to a ´gang,´" the lawsuit states.

Newman said white students involved in similar conduct weren´t disciplined.


Do white kids make gang "street signs" signs and make rap videos? We´re probably talking Crips or Bloods here and I don´t blame the school district for wanting to keep that out of their schools. Imagine the evidence is strong. This was a gutsy move in today´s world.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/3/2014 8:41:12 PM     (No. 9992642)

More:

OK. So go to court.

The district´s attorney, John Concannon, said 14 students were suspended and recommended for expulsion on April 10 primarily for threats made at school and in social media against students or staff. He said black and white students were disciplined and all were welcomed back to school. Newman said one student transferred to another school.

Concannon said disciplinary actions weren´t gang-related or about rap music videos.

"This is about reasonable school rules that were violated in a serious way," he said.

Concannon didn´t specify what rules were violated, but the district´s statement said the violations "were severely interfering with the school operation and threatened the safety of some students."


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Reply 3 - Posted by: John Moses Browning, 9/3/2014 8:44:36 PM     (No. 9992649)

Wouldn´t it be great if black students could learn to behave like they live in a civilized society?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: uno, 9/3/2014 8:55:23 PM     (No. 9992659)

Charter members of the victim-hood...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 9/3/2014 9:00:55 PM     (No. 9992670)

yet ANOTHER reason to home school your kids if you can´t afford private schools..

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 9/3/2014 9:35:05 PM     (No. 9992693)

Calling Jesse Sharpton and Al Jackson. See who gets to Colerain Township first for the "news" conference.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: OC Jackson, 9/3/2014 9:39:12 PM     (No. 9992696)

Anyone else being redirected to another site without warning? It´s beginning to happen too often.

More of this, and this site is no longer on my favorites.

They probably don´t care.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: grahamcracker, 9/3/2014 10:15:01 PM     (No. 9992726)

#7...Yes.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Emerson, 9/3/2014 10:18:32 PM     (No. 9992729)

Re #7, never had such a problem. The person to tell about this is our hostess via Contact.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mc squared, 9/3/2014 11:26:50 PM     (No. 9992800)

7 & 8 never happens to me. Try clearing your cache and running anti-spyware.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: xcenturion, 9/4/2014 3:02:05 AM     (No. 9992857)

Does anyone know the criminal history of the poor expelled students, or better yet their parents criminal history?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 9/4/2014 7:33:09 AM     (No. 9992956)

Leave it to the AssoPress to use the oxymoronic phrase " rap music".

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Reply 13 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 9/4/2014 9:47:03 AM     (No. 9993175)

Imagine ... there was a day when the parents supported the schools, backing them up with additional punishment when the little darlings got home. You know, to ensure their kids are learning to play by society´s rules and getting an education.

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