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School district makes changes after bullying incident
ALBANY - In May, the Albany City School District was found to have inappropriately handled a race-bullying incident at Hackett Middle School.
An 8th grade student, who is biracial was harassed by classmates who mockingly wore KKK hoods, asked how much her parents paid to adopt her and threatened to beat her up if she told on them.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights found that the harassment/bullying had occurred and that the school district didn’t follow its own policy when it comes to handling situations of this nature.
Today, CBS6 Investigative Reporter Jennifer Lewke sat down with Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard to see what the district has done since being sanctioned to address bullying issues.