ACLU says school officials in New Mexico intentionally humiliated student because she is pregnant

March 9, 2012
Lawsuit says school's action constitutes sexual discrimination

News release: The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a Bureau of Indian Affairs school in New Mexico on behalf of 15-year-old girl who was initially kicked out of middle school and then publicly humiliated at an assembly by the school director and another staff member because she was pregnant. The civil rights group contends that officials at Wingate Elementary School near Gallup, N.M., intentionally humiliated the girl in retaliation for her refusal to leave the school. The girl is in 8th grade at Wingate, a boarding school run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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