Student sues school board after suspension for saying 'illegal alien'

By Mike Fishmore | May 8, 2024

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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?"