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More racial incidents reported in Ladue Schools

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LADUE, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

The Ladue School Board heard more reports of racial incidents as they tried to deal with the incident last week on a school bus.

Schools officials working with the NAACP held a hearing Tuesday night affirming their commitment to move forward and not tolerate discrimination of any kind.

Among those speaking was 15-year-old Tajah Walker, who was on a school bus last week when two other students told her to go to the back of the bus as they yelled Donald Trump's name.

"It's racism, systemic racism," Walker told the board.

Tajah's mother, Tango Walker was by her daughter's side and had words for the board too.

"This is the fifth racially charged incident with my daughter since the start of the school year," she said.

Others who spoke about past incidents, a suspicion that reports of racial incidents have been ignored and punishments were kept secret.

"My oldest son was told in the cafeteria that his kind does not belong here," said Lynette Ursery. 

Ursery also said her son was burned with a glue gun while in class last Thursday.

Superintendent Dr. Donna Janhke said the district will keep working on healing wounds.

"There's been no other time in my life that there has been more of a need for understanding, tolerance, openness to ideas and appreciation for the diversity in our country," Dr. Janhke said.

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