Bullied student banned from school for life, mother says

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A woman said her son can't go back to school after district officials say they made up a bullying claim (KTRK)

A mother said she and her son were banned from their school district after speaking out about bullying in Tuscon, Arizona.

Sue N'Goran said her 8-year-old son ended up in a hospital after bullies hit him in the head at school, calling him the "N" word as they attacked.

"He's been bullied by these children...saying that he's brown only because he's so dirty that he can't get cleaned," N'Goran said.

"So he'll scrub himself, he'll sit in the bathroom and scrub his skin trying to get the brown off of him," she continued. "And asking me, 'Why did you make me brown if you know I was going to get bullied?'"

Administrators reportedly told N'Goran that they would squash the bullying, but her enthusiasm faded when the principal told her she made the entire thing up.

When she returned home, campus security reportedly called and told her that she and her son were banned from district property for life.

An official with the Tucson Unified School District issued a statement in response for a comment stating, "We cannot comment on any particular incident due to privacy laws. In general, I can say that campus safety is our highest priority. Any person who threatens students or staff or presents a concern with the rights of others is not allowed on campus via board policy."

N'Goran said she didn't make any threats and that she planned to speak at the next board meeting.
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