Group asks feds to investigate Kentucky district over harassment of student

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, based in Philadelphia, filed the complaints last week with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. The complaints were filed on behalf of Milena Clarke and her parents, Terry and Christi Clarke.

AALDEF attorney Thomas Mariadason told The Independent that school officials have an obligation to stop any alleged harassment once they've been notified of it.

"We believe that they must ensure that students like Milena can not only participate in school programs free of harassment, but also safely raise their concerns when they're victims of the type of behavior at issue here," Mariadason said.

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