Suit Alleges School Failed To Address Bullying Of Student With Autism
A lawsuit filed Monday in Seattle alleges that a student with autism was repeatedly bullied at school while the school did nothing to allay the problem.
The suit filed on a behalf the now 20-year-old man, who is identified as J.B.M., says that other students punched, kicked, slapped, shoved and pushed him. He was also called names, spit on and had liquids poured on him, according to the complaint. This all occurred years ago while he was in the sixth and seventh grades.
As a result, J.B.M. now has anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the suit.
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J.B.M.’s parents reported the abuse to school officials. And an educational specialist and a school district psychologist even said that the bullying needed to be addressed. Nonetheless, the school did little to address the problem, according to the suit.
Now the family is seeking unspecified monetary damages from the school district, reports The Seattle Times. To read more click here.