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Black Students Awarded $725K From School

A California school district is paying out $725,000 to the families of 12 Black students who sued the school alleging that the district did not protect them from racial harassment.

One racist incident allegedly lead to the shooting death of a 14-year-old student.

In the suit the group contends that the New Haven Unified School District turned their back, while the mostly Latino Decoto gang regularly entered school grounds and attacked Black students.

Vernon Eddins was shot to death outside of Barnard-White Middle School in December 2007, by what police described as young Latino men but charges have yet to be brought up in Eddins’ death.

Along with the quarter million-dollar settlement, the judge also mandated that all high school students and visitors carry ID on school grounds. ‘

The school district will also start classes on gang violence and train teachers in gang-related topics.

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