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Call for federal intervention over Huntsville schools desegregation case

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A community group in Huntsville is calling for federal intervention within the Huntsville City Schools system.

The North Huntsville Community United for Action (NHCUA) says the school system is completely at fault for failing to comply with the conditions set forth by the U.S. Department of Justice. Now the NHCUA is petitioning to be added to the federal desegregation lawsuit that dates back to the 1960s.

The statement reads in part: 

It is our belief that this action has become imperative because of the blatant discriminatory actions by HCS [Huntsville City Schools], that have resulted in failures by HCS to comply with the terms and conditions ordered by the federal court.

"Students are fleeing the system and nothing is being done about it,” said St. Luke Christian Church Pastor T.C. Johnson. “If you look at the way teachers are being moved around and moved out… that is contemptible."

The group also believes that current leadership has no interest in resolving the decades-long case.

It is also NHCUA’s belief that it is not the intent or will of the current Superintendent and HCS Board to fulfill their court ordered obligations and we consider the past and most recent actions of HCS to be contemptible. We plead and beg the court for relief.

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