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In Justice Class

Santa 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.
Original Publication Date: 16 November 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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