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Petitioning Principal, Big Bear Middle School Julie Chamberlin

Discipline Teacher Who Verbally Attacked Student Wearing a Mexican Jersey



A teacher at Big Bear Middle School in California recently verbally attacked a 12-year-old student wearing a Mexican soccer jersey, casting doubt on her legal status in the country and making xenophobic comments.

The student, Coral Avilez, was reduced to tears, but while the teacher apologized to the class, no disciplinary action has been taken.

Furthermore, there are reports that other incidents of racism and xenophobia have occurred at this school, but that students are usually too intimidated to come forward with complaints.

Tell the school's principal that a half-hearted apology isn't enough and to take disciplinary action against the teacher in question, as Coral and her mother are asking, and to investigate other incidents of intolerance at the school.

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