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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Speaking Spanish in School Student Sues

Lorenzo Rubio, the father of Zachariah who was suspended for speaking Spanish in school has sued the school district and its officials for violating his Zach's civil rights, according to an article in the Kansas City Star.

In the article, Chuck Chionuma, who is representing the Rubios, said Zach's constitutional rights under federal and state laws were violated when he was suspended.

“Zach was punished for being Hispanic,” Chionuma said. “He was suspended from school and lost two days of his education. His only offense was being Hispanic and speaking his native language.”

Buena suerte Zach!


  • At 2:21 PM , Blogger Idler said...

    What a ridiculous rule. If students are being disruptive by speaking Spanish, then sanction them for that. If they're just saying hello, or whatever, leave them alone. Would they have punished the kid for speaking Pig Latin?


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