A Kansas high school student is suing his school because he was suspended for speaking Spanish in the hallway.
The attorney for 16-year-old Zach Rubio filed the lawsuit over the weekend. The suit details how the phrase "no problema" got Rubio suspended.
So here's what happened. Zach (a U.S. citizen) was walking down the hallway in his school when a teacher overheard him say "no problema." The teacher told him that he should speak English, because "this isn't Mexico."
Principal Jennifer Watts suspended him, and now Rubio is suing the school.
The suspension has since been reversed and Superintendent Bobby Allen has apologized.
From a statement released by the school district:
The Turner School District takes great pride in the cultural diversity of its students, staff and community and does not prohibit students from speaking in any language other than English and has taken steps to ensure that incidents of this nature do not occur in the future.
Riiiiiight. Fire that stupid teacher then.
I seriously hate hearing shit like this. I don't even know what to say. Fucking celebrate diversity, people. Get a grip.
Thanks to Ang for the link.