MCAD finds probable discrimination in Lincoln case

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The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination found probable cause that the Lincoln Public Schools and former Superintendent Michael Brandmeyer may have discriminated against an African-American department head when they eliminated her position, according to a copy of the finding.

Christina Horner alleged she was targeted for dismissal after she spoke out saying that two African-American boys who pulled down each other’s pants were punished more harshly than a Caucasian girl who did the same thing.

“I just thank god that I was able to persevere, that I was able to bring this to light,” Horner, who lost her job as director of Lincoln’s Metco program in 2011, said in an interview. “I want a public apology for myself. I want a public apology for those boys.”

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