Teacher accused of calling Black student n-word and hitting him with a clipboard

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A substitute teacher in Portland is being accused of abusing a student by hitting him upside the head with a clipboard and calling him the n-word. Now the mother of the former eighth-grade student has filed a $300,000 lawsuit against the Portland Public Schools, OregonLive reports.

According to the six-figure lawsuit filed last week in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Lamar Warren, was a 13-years-old student at the time the incident occurred at Martin Luther King Jr. School. Warren reported that in October 2017 a substitute teacher named Bruce Niemann hurled a racial slur at her son and hit him.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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