Feds investigate Arlington Heights High School

January 5, 2011 4:09:52 AM PST
The U.S. Education Department is investigating allegations of discrimination against minority students at Arlington Heights High School. Agency spokesman Jim Bradshaw told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Monday that the department's Office of Civil Rights will investigate whether school officials discriminated against black and Hispanic students in disciplinary action and in opportunities to make up absences.

Bradshaw notes though that opening a complaint for an investigation does not mean the office has made a determination of the case's merits.

Clint Bond, spokesman for the Fort Worth school district, says local officials have not been asked for information concerning the investigation.

He says the district does not tolerate racism.

After allegations of wrongdoing surfaced at the school this summer, a principal and assistant superintendent resigned.