BOSTON (AP) - The superintendent of Boston Public Schools is denying claims that the school system shared information about a student with federal immigration authorities.

Superintendent Tommy Chang[1] released a letter Monday in response to a lawsuit filed last week that seeks to force the school system to say how much student information it shares with immigration officials.

Chang[2] said Boston Public Schools would never give student information to immigration authorities, “unless required by law.”

Chang[3] said in the specific case cited in the lawsuit, the school system complied with requests from Boston Police and Massachusetts State Police investigators probing gang-related murders to provide school police reports.

Chang[4] says the reports didn’t contain “any student immigration information.”

Chang[5] also announced Friday that he would step down as superintendent but didn’t say the reason for his departure.

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