Charter School Sues KABC
April 19, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
A controversial LOS ANGELES charter school is suing ABC Talk KABC-A/LOS ANGELES and its morning host, DOUG MCINTYRE, for slander in the latest chapter in an almost year-long battle between the station and school, reports the LOS ANGELES TIMES.
MCINTYRE has accused the school, ACADEMIA SEMILLAS DEL PUEBLO, of teaching a separatist political agenda to its students; the school claims that the host's campaign against the school was racially motivated and generated a bomb threat and other security risks. The station's coverage of the school received increased attention when a man attempted to run down KABC reporter SANDY WELLS outside the school building last JUNE.
The LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT investigated the school's curriculum and practices and said it was "satisfied that nothing of great concern was going on," although the school's poor academic performabce raised concern; the school's charter was renewed in MARCH.