Lawsuit Alleges Teacher Taped Mouth of Woman With Cerebral Palsy
Doreen made a number of complaints, she said, but officials didn’t act, according to the Post.
“The school assured them that they were taking care of it, that they [the parents] were overreacting, that whatever was happening, whatever they saw or thought was going on, that it was the student’s fault,” Smith’s attorney, Jonathan Marko, told reporters.
He added that the suit is seeking seven-figure damages.
“The intensive program that Rosa was in, every time the parents would report a problem the school, would assure them that it was safe and that they were going to resolve the issues,” their attorney told CNN. “This was not a situation where they could pull their daughter out of the school and put them in another school. It’s not that easy. This is an intensive program she was put into that was supposed to keep her safe.”
Specifically, the suit was filed against former teacher Nesa Johnson, then-principal Anne Nakon, two other employees, and the school district.
The Washtenaw Intermediate School District told CNN that it’s not aware of any problems with the girl.