Before schools shut down, Asian American students were taunted and bullied by classmates who blamed them for the disease.
Now, as schools start reopening, students and advocacy groups are hoping to combat coronavirus-related bias and scapegoating on campus.
Before Los Angeles public schools shut campuses in mid-March, bullies in the San Fernando Valley accused a 16-year-old Asian boy of having the coronavirus simply because of his race.
During a news conference that was broadcast on CBSN Los Angeles, Debra Duardo, the Los Angeles County superintendent of schools, warned against the climate of fear.
In April, unknown intruders disrupted a high school Chinese class held on Zoom in Newton, MA.