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The parents of two Asian American boys who were the target of racist slurs and harassment at a school in Texas are continuing to seek answers.

HaiAu Huynh says both of her sons were harassed at Sue McGown Elementary School in Cypress, Texas.

“They’ve been called ‘Ching Chong, Wing Wong.’ They’ve seen others pull their eyes back,” Huynh told ABC 13.

In June, Huynh spoke to AsAmNews about another incident her 11-year-old son experienced. She said children at school drew a swastika on a t-shirt meant to celebrate his elementary school graduation.

At the time, Huynh said the district refused to say if the offender was facing any kind of punishment. She asked administrators to issue a “stay away” order which would keep the student away from her son, but six months later, ABC 13 says the request has still not been granted.

The district, Cy-Fair ISD, says it cannot issue the order because the incident occurred at McGown Elementary and both students are now at Sprague Middle School.

Huynh is pushing for systemic change, to ensure that other students are protected from racist harassment.

“I’m hoping to spark that conversation that is needed because what has happened to my children is not isolated. Since I’ve been talking about this, multiple other families here have come forward and have told me that this had happened to them,” Huynh told ABC 13.

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