A lawsuit has been filed against an area school district in connection with an incident in which a student says she lost a finger when a staff member slammed her hand in a metal door last year. The suit, filed in Marion Superior Court, alleges staff at Sanders School in the Washington Township district locked [...]

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Three students are accused of beating a younger student aboard a Pinellas County school bus. A student exiting the school bus was viciously attacked by three other classmates. The bus driver called for help but did not intervene to protect the student to stop the beating. The student had his arm broken and the driver [...]

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The Michigan Supreme Court overturned a 2001 decision and loosened the standard for people who want to file some civil lawsuits. The decision gives teachers the standing to take legal action when schools intentionally disregard or are deliberately indifferent to the unsafe conditions in the classroom. The standard of deliberate indifference applies to both inadequate [...]

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A Federal lawsuit filed on behalf of five Lincoln County elementary students accuses local school officials of failing to report and prevent “sexual harassment and assault” by a 6-year-old boy who they said touched their genitals, hit them in the crotch and exposed himself. The lawsuit says “sexual touching” occurred in classrooms and on the [...]

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The Michigan Supreme Court overturned a 2001 decision and loosened the standard for people who want to file some civil lawsuits. The decision gives teachers the standing to take legal action, which had been denied to them in Michigan. In a 4-3 ruling, justices said Lansing teachers had a right to sue the school district [...]

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TTAPR on December 17th, 2012

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has given final approval to a settlement that will pay out nearly $18 million to juveniles who allege they were wrongly jailed by corrupt judges. The approval granted Friday in Scranton allows attorneys to begin distributing money to about 1,600 teens and their parents. The funds come from developer Robert [...]

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In March 2011 Judge Richard Caputo (Adam C. v. Scranton School District, 2011 WL 996171 (M.D. PA 2011)), ruled that the Schools knew that fights were not at all uncommon, that “kids were always getting hurt” that “there were fights every day” and “police were frequently called to the school.” The court also found that [...]

Continue reading about PA. Federal District Court Judge Rules That Schools Have a Duty to Train Staff In Breaking Up Fights and Defusing Student’s Aggression

STEPHENSON v. CITY OF NEW YORK 2011 NY Slip Op 05178 The issue before us is whether defendants, who are deemed to have had prior notice of an assault on the almost 14-year-old plaintiff Jayvaun Stephenson, are liable for negligently failing to prevent the assault by failing to inform the student’s parents that their child [...]

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TTAPR on March 2nd, 2011

A teenager has been convicted of first-degree murder in the Sept. 5 beating an elderly man to death. Witnesses at the preliminary hearing testified one of the defendants had been drinking and instigated the attack to show off for some girls. Witnesses said the boys struck Baker — an Arizona resident in the area for his granddaughter’s wedding [...]

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Judge rules that the use of prone restraint is NO basis for a lawsuit.  Judge Daniel Didier said there was not basis for the lawsuit filed against the Ocean View School District, two teachers and the city of Huntington Beach.  The lawsuit alleged that the teachers placed the child in a face down restraint to [...]

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