Karen Burston, of Oklahoma City, is tearful as she talks about what she believes is the discrimination she and her son have faced at Sequoyah Elementary School. Burston’s son is in a special education program.

Feds Open New Civil Rights Probe into OKC Public Schools

A federal civil rights agency has opened its fourth investigation into Oklahoma City Public Schools. The investigation examines whether the district applied different treatment, exclusion or denial of benefits to students with disabilities.

Karen Burston cries in her Oklahoma City home as she talks about the discrimination she believes she and her son have faced at Oklahoma City Public Schools. Burston’s son is in a special education program at Sequoyah Elementary School.

Kicked from School: Minorities in Special Ed

Oklahoma’s special education students who are minorities are being expelled, suspended or referred to police at rates of up to four times that of white students with disabilities.