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Outrage continues over students' anti-Semitic game

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - There have been claims of bullying and anti-Semitism against a 13-year-old student at Ogden International School of Chicago on the near West Side.

The outrage grows as parents demand to know what will happen next.

Lisa Clemente is mad over what she sees as the mishandling of her son’s case. She said her son was the victim of bullying in person and online. She said for months now she has been trying to get answers about anti-Semitic rants posted online in a game called ‘Clash of Clans.’ The mean and hurtful words against the 13-year-old were not addressed properly she says, nor appropriately.

“They’re trying to wear me down, because that is what CPS does,” Clemente said.

On Thursday night at a local school council meeting, the principal who handled the case and has only been in his role for five months, sat in the meeting when Board of Education Vice President Jesse Ruiz walked in and announced the three 8th grade students who were allegedly behind the bullying will not participate in graduation ceremonies.

“My kids are Hispanic and Jewish…this won't be tolerated,” Ruiz said.

Ruiz met with Clemente on Monday after promising to look into her case. That satisfied her, but she is still puzzled and angered by a school safety plan that has her son entering the school through a separate door, eating during a different lunch and being escorted out of the building by security.

“I can promise you my son is not a threat. The principal still does not get it,” added Clemente.

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