A photo of Ka Mauri Harrison. (Photo: Chelsea Cusimano)
The attorney general for Louisiana launched an investigation Friday into a public elementary school for suspending a Black fourth-grader after his teacher noticed a BB gun in his room during an online class.
“I am alarmed by what appears to not only be multiple violations of both the state and federal Constitutions, but also blatant government overreach by the school system,” Attorney General Jeff Landry said in a statement. “For anyone to conclude that a student’s home is now school property because of connectivity through video conferencing is absurd.”
The Jefferson Parish Public school system said Ka Mauri Harrison brandished the BB gun during the virtual class on Sept. 11 and was suspended because he violated an in-class instruction policy.
But Ka Mauri’s family said the school district violated their privacy and didn’t give the child due process. Ka Mauri