The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is investigating an allegation of racism at a New Hampshire elementary school.
A white couple says their adopted black daughter was bullied for her race at two Hampton elementary schools, starting in 2016.
A spokesman for the federal department confirmed to New Hampshire Public Radio an allegation from John and Julie Cochrane about their daughter, Kora, is being investigated.
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The Cochranes have accused administrators of discrimination in how they handle complaints.
Kora's since been transferred to a private school.
Hampton Schools investigated earlier this year and ruled Kora's experience didn't meet their official definition of bullying.
A message seeking comment was left with the district superintendent. The superintendent and school board chair previously denied the case was mishandled or that the school infringed on Kora's civil rights.