Dad Challenges Mendon Upton School For Barring 6th Grader From Running

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UPTON (CBS) – An Upton father has filed an unusual age discrimination complaint with federal education officials.

The man says that the Mendon-Upton school systems are barring his daughter from the middle school track team.

Kyla Gienger has cross-country for the school last fall, and finished top-ten at a state meet.

WBZ-TV’s Ken Macleod reports

But, the 12-year-old is in sixth grade, elementary school. Her dad says that’s why Miscoe Hill Middle School won’t let her race.

He has filed a federal age discrimination complaint with the Department of Education, asking them to intervene immediately.

School officials have acknowledged the suit, but declined to comment.

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