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(San Francisco Chronicle) — A Union City school district has agreed to pay $725,000 to 12 African American students and their families who accused the district of failing to protect them from racial harassment and violence, including the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old classmate. ”The violence against African American youth in Union City has been going on unchecked for years, and it has to stop now,” Pamela Price, a lawyer for the families, said Thursday in announcing the settlement of a federal court suit. The suit alleged that the New Haven Unified School District had ignored years of complaints that the Decoto gang, mostly Latino, was entering campuses and attacking black students.
After warehouse driver, Omar Thornton, was asked to quit, he went on a shooting rampage at the Hartford Distributors, a beer distribution center where he worked. Before killing workers and then turning the gun on himself, he had previously complained about racial harassment at work.