In this May 12, 2017, photo, Burgundi Russell, a plaintiff in a civil rights lawsuit against Woodland Hills High School, poses for a picture in Pittsburgh, Pa. Russell alleges that a school resource officer, Steve Shaulis, punched and knocked out a tooth of her son earlier this year. The Pittsburgh-area school with a history of racial tension created a culture of verbal abuse and excessive force that allowed resource officers to shock students with stun guns and body-slam them, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Aug. 23.
In this May 12, 2017, photo, Burgundi Russell, a plaintiff in a civil rights lawsuit against Woodland Hills High School, poses for a picture in Pittsburgh, Pa. Russell alleges that a school resource officer, Steve Shaulis, punched and knocked out a tooth of her son earlier this year. The Pittsburgh-area school with a history of racial tension created a culture of verbal abuse and excessive force that allowed resource officers to shock students with stun guns and body-slam them, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Aug. 23. Dake Kang AP
In this May 12, 2017, photo, Burgundi Russell, a plaintiff in a civil rights lawsuit against Woodland Hills High School, poses for a picture in Pittsburgh, Pa. Russell alleges that a school resource officer, Steve Shaulis, punched and knocked out a tooth of her son earlier this year. The Pittsburgh-area school with a history of racial tension created a culture of verbal abuse and excessive force that allowed resource officers to shock students with stun guns and body-slam them, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Aug. 23. Dake Kang AP

Lawsuit: School created culture of abuse and excessive force

August 28, 2017 11:34 AM

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