Boy barred from Missouri charter school because he’s black

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ST. LOUIS — There’s a strange case of unintended consequences in Missouri.

Edmund Lee is barred from attending a charter school in St. Louis  because he’s black.

A law, passed in the city decades ago, was meant to address school segregation.

Edmund has attended the charter school in the city since kindergarten and he wants to stay there, now that his family has moved to the suburbs.

But because of the way the St. Louis law was written, suburban residents can’t attend city schools if they’re black.

Edmund’s mother has started a petition drive to pressure Missouri legislators to change the laws. The school’s assistant principal says she welcomes a chance to revisit the law and update it as needed.

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