A North Texas mother has filed a federal civil rights complaint because she said race motivated her son's teacher to pour pencil shavings in his mouth.
The teacher at Boles Junior High School in Arlington was allegedly trying to discipline the eighth grader who had fallen asleep in class one day in January.
The Arlington Independent School District would not identify her, but said she was placed on administrative leave. In a statement, it called her actions "unacceptable."
But, Deidre Brown believes her son was targeted because he is black. She and Kyev Tatum, president of the Texas Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Fort Worth, filed a civil rights complaint against the school district.
They have accused the school of trying to cover things up because they said the teacher was originally only suspended for a few days and then returned to work.
They believe she should be fired.
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