WESTPORT, Conn. — The U.S. Department of Education has launched two investigations into Westport school officials accused of grabbing and shaking a student, according to Westport News.
A lawsuit from two Westport families against the Board of Education is also forthcoming, a lawyer for the families told Westport News.
The federal investigations were launched in November and focus on racial and sexual discrimination underTitle IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Westport News reported.
According to Westport News, a school principal and a guidance counselor are accused of grabbing and shaking a student who had complained of harassment. The student had been complaining about derogatory comments from fellow students based on his race and sex, according to Westport News. The student was also given in-school suspension and an out-of-school suspension, according to Westport News.