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Teacher hits student for 'stupid question'

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

March 25, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Huntington Beach algebra teacher could be in serious legal trouble after reportedly hitting a student over the forehead with a clipboard.The action was in response to what the teacher called a "stupid question".

James and Sandra Barr have filed a claim stating that Sowers Middle School teacher Marta Rosener hit their son Devonte over the head because of his race and his disability. Devonte Barr is African-American and is a special needs student.

The claim asks for an unspecified amount of money for damages. The school district has no comment on the case.