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DeKalb Schools Launch Anti-Harassment Training Program

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Posted at 4:22 AM, Nov 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-19 04:22:00-05

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - U.S. Department of Justice officials say the DeKalb County School District is launching an anti-harassment training programs for all students and staff.

Officials said in a statement Tuesday that the district has agreed to implement annual training sessions on religious and ethnic harassment as the result of a settlement that was reached in May 2013.

Department of Justice officials say the settlement stemmed from a case involving a Sikh student and the training will cover topics including post 9/11 harassment that fuels stereotypes impacting Sikhs, Muslims, Arab-Americans, and people of South Asian descent.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates says she commends the district's commitment to offering a safe and supportive environment for all students.