What started as an argument between two 8th-grade girls at Union County Middle School resulted in a two-hour delay to assess a threat of violence toward the entire school system.

Parents were given the alert early Monday morning.

On Feb. 19, 2021, one mother took to social media to claim that her daughter was being harassed by another 8th-grade girl and her family. This harassment has now led to a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of education’s, Office for Civil Rights. If the investigation would prove that the school system is not compliant with Title VI, the school would be at risk of losing their Title VI funding. The complainant has since removed her daughter from in person classes and is in the process of moving to a new school system as a direct result of the incident.

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