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Feds investigate alleged homophobic discrimination at Minnesota schools

Minnesota’s largest public school district is the subject of a federal civil rights investigation involving alleged discrimination of gay students.

The Justice Department together with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights are looking into “allegations of harassment and discrimination in the Anoka-Hennepin School District based on sex, including peer-on-peer harassment based on not conforming to gender stereotypes,” according to a memo obtained by CNN.

In 2009, Diane Cleveland, a teacher in the district went on leave after the school paid a $25,000 settlement to the family of a boy allegedly being harassed by Cleveland and another teacher because of his perceived sexual orientation.

[via kare11.com]