Lawsuit Alleging Racial Discrimination Filed Against Alabama Catholic School

Retired federal Judge U.W. Clemon filed a lawsuit on Oct. 15, 2018, against Prince of Peace Catholic School in Hoover. (Joe Songer/AL.com)

A lawsuit filed Monday in federal court alleges that Prince of Peace Catholic School in Hoover last week “removed” a black student whose mother posted a video on social media from a white student at the school that used a racial epithet.

Marvin and Kenya Marshall, parents of the black student, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the North District of Alabama, Southern Division, with retired federal Judge U.W. Clemon and Richard Rice as their attorneys.

The white student who made the video used the N-word and used the phrase “escaped my slave house,” according to the complaint.

The lawsuit alleges racial discrimination and names the school, Prince of Peace Church Pastor John Fallon, Principal Connie Angstadt, School President Kelly Doss, and Associate Principal Bridget Carter as defendants.

The lawsuit alleges that the black student was subjected to several racial epithets during the 2017-2018 school year, and depicted by name as a monkey in a drawing discovered by a teacher after class. Monkey sounds were made in his presence by white students on two different occasions, the lawsuit says.

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SOURCE: Al.com, Greg Garrison