Transcript for Chicago Public Schools not doing enough to prevent bullying: Lawsuit
This was Jim Mari dance before he tried to hanged himself last February the system now. In a hospital bed at Lara beat out an able to breathe on his own with permanent brain damage. A fourth grader and special needs student that bronze builds Woodson elementary school. His mother says dad suffered constant insults and even physical abuse. He'd already switched schools wants and was asking to do so again. They're both sides in the mold is I'm from the pizza Nina winter yeah. Listening to him in the hospital. I help and I never again I don't know yet. Hers is one of three civil cases against CPS represented by attorney Michael Oppenheimer. Including a second case against Woodson elementary which resulted in a teacher pleading guilty to criminal battery charges. After dragging a special needs student headfirst down a flight of stairs back in 2016. Oppenheimer says he plans to file an all encompassing federal lawsuit against the school district. I am calling on Kim five's to do a full investigation. A criminal investigation into these principals who are already placed on notice as to what's going on tonight. Into that teachers were criminally liable. For causing these problems and not fixing. Also standing up today was Anthony cows and then his seven year old son to carry it. A second grader at horizon science academy his father says between January and April of this year. The boy was being harassed by his own teachers. Horizon is not a sepia school. No lawsuit has yet been filed in this case. They placed to lead this wood is back safe and the rest of the class. Facing the wall. Lodged in its way without Kevin. Wolf block. No date for the filing of this federal civil rights lawsuit has yet been announced that CPS did release a statement which reads in part. The district has no tolerance for adults who harm or fail to protect students. All allegations of bullying and students harm are taken seriously by a district. And we are fully committed to ensuring all students are supported and adults are held accountable.
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