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Former Illinois Student Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Former High School

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- A woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Naperville after winning a legal fight over what she claims was malicious prosecution that began when she was in high school.

Amara Harris' battle dates back to 2019, when she was accused of stealing a classmate's AirPods.

Harris endured more than 50 court appearances over the last four years before eventually proving her innocence.

She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta on Sunday, after finally winning a case that dated back to her junior year at Naperville North High School.

Harris was ticketed by a school resource officer for allegedly stealing AirPods that belonged to someone else. Late last summer, a jury found her not guilty.

"It was horrible experience," her mother, Myla Baker, said. "The emotional turmoil we went through trying to encourage her."

Writer:@rayvensierraa--Source: ABC Chicago📸:Pro Public and Zuma Press Wire,--Follow More at #BlackGirlNews @itsblackgirlnews


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