State DPI: School district racism probe deficient

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Felicity Brown, 9, uses a workbook to practice math with her parents and siblings at home in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. After homeschooling during the pandemic, the Brown family has switched to homeschooling their kids permanently using a Catholic-based curriculum and won’t be sending them back to in-person schools in the fall. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Public Instruction says a southeastern Wisconsin school district’s investigation into complaints of racism was shoddy.

Jessie Mchomvu filed a complaint with the Cedarburg School District last year alleging her bi-racial child heard another student at the high school praising Kyle Rittenhouse and vowing to drive a vehicle through Black Lives Matter protesters.

Rittenhouse shot two people to death during a police brutality protest in Kenosha last August. According to DPI, the district hired an outside investigator who interviewed Mchomvu and a district employee and concluded there was no evidence of racial harassment or bullying.

DPI officials on Friday found the district failed to develop enough facts to make any determination and ordered a new investigation.

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