Source: Jennifer Abbey / ABC News
A Missouri father is suing his daughter’s school district after her basketball coaches allegedly made a video showing the African-American student with a monkey over her face.
Fred Lane, of Blue Springs, Mo., filed a lawsuit in Jackson County Circuit Court accusing the Blue Springs School District of discrimination. Lane claimed that his daughter, Cloé Lane, was the target of racial discrimination, harassment and retaliation by her basketball coaches, according to the petition filed Oct. 10.
During Cloé’s freshman year at Blue Springs South High School, she was a member of the girls’ basketball team, which was coached by Fawna Harrison and Rachel Donaldson.
In October 2011, Harrison allegedly made a video that depicted Cloé with an orangutan monkey over her face that included monkey sounds in the background, according to the court filing. Cloé, who is currently a sophomore, asked Harrison not to show the video to anyone, but according to the petition, Harrison showed it to others at the school.
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