Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Suit over Expulsion

A deaf student's parents are suing a Chicago school for expelling her. St. Scholastica High School officials say they were have disciplinary problems with the girl - specifically, “failure to listen” to her teachers. Niya Jackson and Aamed Pryor say all of the disciplinary infractions are directly related to their daughter's hearing loss. The couple says the school staff knew about the hearing problem when she first enrolled and the girl was turned away when she tried to speak to the principal of the school about the ongoing problems. The lawsuit says she had been going to counseling to overcome depression since the expulsion.

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