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A former East Haven school resource officer sues to get his job back, alleging discrimination

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A former East Haven school employee has filed a lawsuit against the town’s Board of Education, alleging he was discriminated against.

Joshua Berrios said in a court filing that he was a school resource officer at East Haven High School and was terminated from his position in February 2020.

Hearst Connecticut Media report Berrios, who is Hispanic, claims that other non-Hispanic employees, who were found guilty of more serious infractions, were not terminated.

Attorneys for the school board did not respond to a request for comment.

The board in a written statement acknowledged it terminated Berrios, but denies that discrimination played a role his dismissal.

Berrios is asking for a monetary award for damages and wants his job back.