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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Court documents say a Black elementary student endured months of racial taunts in New Mexico and was called a "snitch" when he reported the verbal abuse.

A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque this week said the boy faced "escalating race-based and physical harassment" early this year at Parkview Elementary School in Socorro, New Mexico, and teachers often did little or nothing to stop it.

According to the lawsuit, other students used a racial epithet toward the boy and made racist "your mama" jokes about the boy's mom, who is also Black. Court documents say one student repeatedly called the boy a "snitch" after he reported an episode to a teacher.

Socorro Consolidated Schools Superintendent Ron Hendrix says the district couldn't comment on pending litigation.

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