Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Another case vs elementary school related to how the school handled "temper tantrum"
About a month ago I posted a comment about a case brought by the parents of child against a school for false imprisonment due to a "time out." See here. Today, the ABA Journal.com is reporting that a similar case has been filed in Florida. The report states that the mother of a 5-year-old handcuffed by police after other efforts failed to calm the girl down during a kindergarten temper tantrum has filed suit over the incident. The claim seeks damages from the County School Board and Elementary school for alleged negligence, malicious prosecution and a civil-rights violation. The complaint alleges that the child, now 8, was so traumatized by the handcuffing that she is still afraid of school and the police and will need long-term therapy. More on the story (and lots of comments) here.