According to reports from Oregon Live , a substitute teacher, Bruce Niemann, in Portland is being accused of abusing a student by hitting him on the head with a clipboard and calling him the n-word.
The mother of the former eighth-grade student has now filed a $300,000 lawsuit against the Portland Public Schools District.
Lamar Warren, the student in question, stated he and his friend were talking in class and Niemann struck him on the forehead with the metal tip of a clipboard which upset the student. Later, Warren and his friends confronted Niemann in a hallway over what had transpired in the class. He allegedly got upset and called Warren the n-word. Then, Niemann allegedly started making derogatory comments about Black families and chastised the boys for not having fathers. He also was reported to have made comments about his support for Donald Trump.
A police officer who reportedly investigated Warren’s claims said that Niemann denied the accusations and was taken aback by the lawsuit. He is still employed with the school district.
Deputy District Attorney Nicole Hermann said at least one parent doesn’t believe her child’s story and “expressed skepticism” and “disagreed with the nature of (the boy’s) injury,” Hermann wrote.
Warren is now a freshman in high school and a student at a private Catholic School.