Students involved in anti-Semitic bullying not allowed to walk at graduation

Parents met at the Ogden International School Thursday after accusations that a Jewish student was the target of anti-Semitic bullying. (WLS)
Students involved in a case of anti-Semitic bullying at Chicago's Ogden International School won't be allowed to walk during this weekend's graduation ceremony.

The local school council called a special meeting tonight to discuss the matter. Parent Lisa Wolf Clemente says her 14-year old son was bullied by classmates because he's Jewish.

She's expressed frustration over the school's handling of the situation.

"People made mistakes. They just need to admit it," she said. "You have to admit when you make a mistake if you want forgiveness. That's a regret that these things happen in the first place. We learn from these things and go forward."

Vice president of the Chicago School Board Jesse Ruiz also said there would be training for principals and staff.
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