A mother has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Quaker Valley School District claiming Osborne Elementary School staff discriminated against her son because he is the only black student in his class.
According to the Tribune Review, Shinic Davis, age and address unavailable, claims in the federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday that district officials ignored her attempts to have the matter investigated at the Glen Osborne school.
During the 2011-12 school year, the woman alleges her son was physically isolated from other students in class and singled out for discipline, harassment that increased as she kept pushing the issue, the Trib reports.
At the end of the school year, she moved her son to a private school, the Trib wrote.
Quaker Valley Solicitor Patrick Clair issued the following statement:"We are aware of Ms. Davis's allegations contained in her current and previous complaints. Quaker Valley works diligently with families to meet the individual needs of each child and all children, and it has attempted to do so with Ms. Davis. It is unfortunate that she holds such a negative view of the District and its personnel. Beyond that, it is important to stay within the litigation forum Ms. Davis has chosen to pursue; therefore, the District will have no further comment regarding this matter."