$20 million lawsuit filed against high school over ‘blackface photo’
Two California students and their parents are suing a private Catholic high school for $20 million, claiming that the boys were forced to withdraw after they were falsely accused of wearing blackface in a photo.
The lawsuit says that the students, identified as A.H. and H.H., were actually wearing acne face masks and they were pushed out of St. Francis High School in Mountain View without a proper investigation by school officials.
The incident took place in August 2017 prior to the boys starting school that fall at St. Francis. They were both 14 years old at the time.
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