More families could join bias suit against St. Paul schools

Author:
Updated:
Original:

More families are mulling whether to join a racial discrimination lawsuit filed against the St. Paul school district, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said, the Pioneer Press reports.

Plaintiffs in the case are also suing the Heights Community School principal and former sixth-grade teacher Timothy Olmsted. They allege that Olmsted discriminated against black students and that his supervisors did not act on it.

The students involved in the suit have said Olmsted made numerous racist comments in class.

One student told WCCO earlier this year that Olmsted "told the whole entire class that it is easier for him to teach rich white folks than poor black people."

A lawyer for the district did not respond to the Pioneer Press's request for comment on the possibility of new plaintiffs joining the case. Lawyers for the district in the past have said they intended to "vigorously defend the lawsuit."

Next Up

ambulance

2 killed in head-on crash involving car, dump truck

The crash happened just before 2 p.m. Friday, according to the State Patrol.

coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Saturday, October 31

Minnesota has surpassed 3,000 new cases on consecutive days.

high school football

Minnesota Football Showcase postponed due to COVID-19

The MFCA All-Star Game will be played in June 2021.

Screen Shot 2020-10-31 at 7.26.05 AM

Here's what President Trump said on his visit to Minnesota

The president targeted Gov. Tim Walz and Keith Ellison at his Minnesota rally.

Screen Shot 2020-10-30 at 6.09.58 PM

Here's what Joe Biden said in Minnesota Friday

Presenting himself as the candidate for a united country, he pledged improvements on affordable healthcare, pandemic relief

Mohamed Ibrahim

Missed PAT seals Gophers' fate against Maryland

Mohamed Ibrahim tied a school record with four touchdowns, but the Gophers lost in overtime.

dnr trout stocking helicopter

DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

steve simon zoom call

Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

Halloween, trick-or-treating

Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.

Related