Parents voice concerns about Tehachapi Unified

Posted at 11:52 PM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 02:52:19-04

Dozens of parents made explosive allegations against the Tehachapi Unified School District in a town hall meeting held by the Department of Justice and the Office of Civil Fights.

The district was placed on probation in 2011,after a student committed suicide a year earlier, after being bullied for his sexual orientation.

Parents say nothing has changed and that students are discriminated against or not protected from bullies.

Several current and past students in the district sat through the meeting in tears as their parents spoke about how their children have been bullied or harassed.

The district says they have created an inclusive environment for the students and encourage parents to voice their concerns and will be following up with all parents that spoke during today’s meeting.

Since this was just a town hall meeting, there was no decision on the agreement or if the district's probation should be lifted. The DOJ and Office of Civil Rights did not comment at the meeting and referred 23 ABC to their press offices.