In Justice ClassSanta Maria, Texas, Independent School District Superintendent Maria Chavez said Lucero Tovar had used an assignment in her criminal justice class for some “politically” motivated “bullying.” Among the victims: Maria Chavez. The assignment was to create a courtroom diorama, and Tovar used Chavez’s face for the defendant, who appeared in an orange uniform. She used school board members’ faces in the project as well. The 14-year-old was told she’d be suspended. But both Tovar and her mother thought the punishment was unjust, and her mother got her out of it — by moving her out of Chavez’s district. (AC/KGBT Harlingen) ...Chavez’s image won’t escape punishment so easily.
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