Student Rises Up Against School After Suspension for Saying 'Illegal Alien'

By Mike Fishmore | May 26, 2024

Vocabulary task

A 16-year-old student from North Carolina who was suspended for using the phrase "illegal alien" during a class is now pursuing legal recourse against the school district for what they perceive as "harsh punishment" and "false accusations of racism."

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Leah McGhee, the student's mother, reported that in April, an English teacher at Central Davidson High School in Lexington assigned a vocabulary task that included the word "alien."

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In reaction, her son Christian inquired if the teacher was referring to "like space aliens or illegal aliens without green cards?"