PARIS, Tex. -- It was a story that made national headlines in March. Shaquanda Cotton served a year in jail after she apparently shoved a teacher's aide at school. Outrage then ensued in Paris over the way she was treated.
Cotton has tried to overturn her conviction on the grounds that her defense lawyer was inadequate, but a Texas Appellate Court has upheld her felony conviction.
She was freed from a state youth prison in Brownsville after serving a year.
Many people said Cotton's tough sentence was because she was black.
The same judge who sentenced Cotton also sentenced a white teenager to only probation for arson.
Whether or not she will be going back to prison has not yet been determined.
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