The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights has opened an investigation into the Talladega County school system over allegations of racial discrimination and retaliation.

Earlier this week, Jeffrey Wilson, who filed the complaint, told CBS-42 that he filed a federal complaint with OCR after his son, Brayden, a 7th-grader, experienced racial discrimination by his math teacher at B.B. Comer Middle School. He provided the station with emails, including a letter from OCR informing Wilson that an investigation into his allegations was underway. 

According to that letter from OCR, there are two primary complaints: 1. That Brayden suffered discrimination based on his race, and 2. Wilson, as the complainant, was retaliated against after raising the issues. 

β€œThe complainant alleged that the student is one

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