Parents react to Oroville Elementary School District investigation

The Department of Justice is investigating the Oroville Elementary School District.

Posted: May 23, 2019 5:59 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The Department of Justice is investigating the Oroville Elementary School District

Action News Now spoke with parents of children in the schools who said that they trust the district. 

"They've had a good experience, I have always felt the school was fair with discipline, I used to work there," said Nichella Atterberry, a parent of a child in the district. "Obviously if I saw something I wasn't happy with they wouldn't have stayed." 

The district sent out an announcement on Wednesday saying that it is cooperating in an investigation by the Bureau of Children's Justice into the district's student discipline policies and practices. 

The bureau is looking at suspensions, expulsions and alternatives to the two. It is also investigating protections for foster and homeless youth. 

The school district put out a statement that it is highly focused on providing a safe learning environment for all students and is cooperating with the inquiry. 

The superintendent of the district did not immediately respond for comment. 

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