Feds settle dispute in St. Cloud school district case involving Somalis

Looks like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial, succeeded in getting another school district in hot water with the federal departments of Education and Justice.     You might want to review what precipitated the problem for the district here and see here that CAIR got involved.

From Minnesota Public Radio this week:

St. Paul, Minn. — The Departments of Education and Justice have reached an agreement with the Owatonna Public Schools involving allegations of race and national origin harassment.

The federal agencies became involved after tensions between white and Somali students escalated into a fight in 2009 at Owatonna High School involving 11 Owatonna students.

In a statement released Tuesday, the Departments of Education and Justice said an investigation found Owatonna public schools “meted out disproportionate discipline for the students involved in the November 2009 incident and that the district’s policies, procedures and trainings were not adequately addressing harassment against Somali-American students.”

After a 17-month investigation, the district has agreed to take all reasonable steps to ensure that students enrolled are not subject to harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin. The district also agreed to respond promptly and appropriately to all reports of harassment.


Tapper [Superintendent Tom Tapper] says the district is in the process of training all faculty, staff and students on discrimination and harassment. Officials also agreed to meet with high school Somali students to discuss their concerns about harassment.

What!  Federal investigation over not providing a WELCOMING environment!

About 17 percent of the Owatonna school district is minority students.

The district must report back to the Justice Department by Aug. 1 on the steps it has taken.

The St. Cloud school district is also the target of a federal investigation over accusations of not providing a welcoming environment for minority students.

Check out more strife in St. Cloud, here.  And, learn  more about Muslim agitators in St. Cloud, here.

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