Pupil Awarded Damages After 'Klan' Incident
A jury in Vancouver, Wash., has awarded $1,000 to a black student, Anthony Jones, in a suit charging that school officials tolerated racial discrimination by, among other things, allowing white students to wear Ku Klux Klan costumes to a Halloween assembly in 1980-81.
"During the whole school year black students in the school were subjected to racial slurs practically on a daily basis," said Kenneth D. Orcutt, Mr. Jones's attorney.
The jury ruled that the school district could not be held responsible for a fight between Mr. Jones and a white student, saying that Mr. Jones consented to the fight.
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