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A former special education teacher wants $1.7 million in damages from the school district that she says fired her over complaints she made about another instructor.

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A former special education teacher wants $1.7 million in damages from the school district that she says fired her over complaints she made about another instructor.

The Spectrum reports (http://bit.ly/1KvCcgu) Carol Boehme said in her lawsuit filed Tuesday that her son, who has Down syndrome, experienced mistreatment at the hands of special education teacher Bethanne Jackman.

Boehme says when she complained, she was fired from Washington County School District where she'd worked for over two decades.

District Human Resources Director Lyle Cox says Jackman still has her job and that Boehm's firing was unrelated to her son.

Boehm declined to comment.

Information from: The Spectrum, http://www.thespectrum.com