A Native American student alleges that school staff tried to rip a sacred eagle plume off her graduation cap.
In a lawsuit, Lena' Black says the employees damaged her feather during the scuffle.
Black says she had a panic attack — but the teachers still grabbed at her sacred plume.
Oklahoma school officials tried to rip a Native American student's sacred eagle feather off her cap at her high school graduation last year, the teen alleges in a new lawsuit.
She alleges that the two staff members ignored her and tried to rip the eagle plume off her cap.
The sacred plume was "physically and ceremonially damaged" in the encounter, the lawsuit alleges.
Black's lawsuit says the school official who approves those requests was on leave at the time of Black's graduation. »