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ACLU Sues School District Over Discrimination Against Native American Students

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The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico is suing the state's largest school district over a 2018 incident where a teacher allegedly cut the hair of a Native American student during class on Halloween.

The teacher is also accused of asking another student if she was dressed as a “bloody Indian.”

The ACLU filed the complaint Wednesday.

It targets Albuquerque Public Schools, contending the teacher created a hostile learning environment and acted in a discriminatory way.

The school district at the time apologized and told parents that the teacher would not return to school.

School officials declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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