First Federal Bullying Lawsuit To Be Filed
A federal bullying lawsuit is being filed by Louisville attorney Ted Gordon and parents of six children who claim their children, who attend Crosby Middle School in Louisville, Kentucky, were sometimes viciously bullied and even assaulted, but the school staff failed to take action against these alleged incidents.
According to news station WHAS 11 in Louisville, half a dozen parents have accused Jefferson County public schools of “forcing children into unsafe schools.”
“Crosby Middle School is a den of anarchy. These students control the situation,” said Gordon at a news conference. “On each and every day that these kids or these students had to attend school, they were scared for their lives, basically.”
Apparently, the police even got involved, yet no action was taken on behalf of the school.
Gorgon claims the lawsuit, which is believed to be the first of its kind, involves the violations of Title 9, which states that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Additional constitutional violations are also said to have been violated. Things got so bad where one of the parents insinuated that their child attempted suicide.
From the looks of it, what we’re seeing here is another school system turning a blind eye in regards to the welfare of their students. Just last week, Logan Clark, a 14-year old boy who had been assaulted by students at his high school and was wielding a knife, was shot by an officer at the school when he apparently refused to drop the knife. The boy suffered a stroke and is currently not responsive.
You can watch the video of the situation regarding the Crosby Middle School children here.