Over 200 schools across the county hit with a letter by a group of lawyers
5:34 PM, Mar 21, 2017
5:35 PM, Mar 21, 2017
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - They call themselves the Immigration Justice Collaborative.
Over a dozen lawyers got together because they say they were concerned about reports of bullying and harassment within schools, mostly within minority groups.
Daniel Rodriguez is the lawyer who drafted the letter and his firm then sent out the letters to over 200 schools in the county.
"The purpose of this letter was to remind schools and school districts of their obligations and duties under the law."
The letters were sent directly to the principals. When 23ABC News reached out to district officials, none of them had prior knowledge of the letter.
"That's surprising to me I would have assumed that once a principal received the letter, they wouldn't hesitate and take it up to, not only to talk about it amongst themselves being the actual principals, teachers, custodians, but they would also take it to the attention of their superintendent."