Alleged Discrimination at Hibbing High School

Posted at: 10/02/2013 5:39 PM
Updated at: 10/02/2013 6:12 PM
By: Travis Dill

The Minnesota Dept. of Human Rights is investigating the Hibbing School District due to allegations of discrimination according to the school's superintendent.

However, details are limited because the state agency does not comment or acknowledge the existence of open investigations.

Superintendent Robert Belluzzo said the Dept. of Human Rights received reports that the district discriminated against high school students based on race, sex, and sexual orientation.

The superintendent declined an on camera interview, but said the district is taking the report seriously. He said the district is cooperating with the Dept. of Human Rights and that investigators interviewed teachers and staff at the high school last week.

Eyewitness News contacted the Dept. of Human Rights for more details, but officials said they cannot comment on or even confirm anything involving open investigations.

Superintendent Belluzzo said he was not aware of how many student complaints the investigation included, and to his knowledge no charges have been filed.