Bronx teacher from LI accused of racism plans to sue city

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A Long Island woman who teaches in the Bronx is now planning to sue the city.

Patricia Cummings is also suing the New York City Board of Education over what she says are false allegations of racism.

Cummings refutes accusations that she ordered students to lay down, and then put her knees into their backs to imitate how slaves were treated.

Cummings also accuses the media of defamation.

Cummings has been suspended from teaching, but is still being paid.

The suit is seeking $120 million in damages.

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