Disabled child sues NY school after being brutally beaten by bullies during class as teachers 'watched'

Disabled child sues NY school after being brutally beaten by bullies during class as teachers 'watched'
Monticello Central School District was sued by a student who suffered a severe concussion and other injuries after he was assaulted by classmates (Monticello Schools/ Facebook)

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MONTICELLO, NEW YORK: A parent of a disabled child sued Monticello Central School District for horribly beating up her son by the bullies in his class. Colleen Doolan and her son, who is identified as 'HP' in the lawsuit, claimed that after an incident that occurred in February, he suffered a severe concussion and some other injuries.

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The lawsuit also explained that the school authorities did nothing to protect the child. It further stated that the ninth-grade student, HP was the victim of "relentless, incessant verbal and physical bullying at the hands of another student…and his friends” in the Monticello Central School District.

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The names of the bullies were not mentioned or publicly named. However, the suit also mentioned how they haunted HP even outside the school. The lawsuit also contained an incident where the bullies appeared in front of his home and even threatened to tase him. Collen has alleged that even after repeated requests to the principal,  guidance counselor, and others at the school to protect her son, the officials did not attempt to provide the necessary protection. HP was a part of an individualized study program to accommodate his disability. 

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However, the bullying aggravated to a "vicious" attack as her child attended a music class. A group of 10 students violently beat him up with their phones and also filmed the same. Meanwhile, the disabled child punched on the face of him for about 30 times. HP has not returned to school after this incident in February. “No student or teacher said anything to HP after the assault,” court papers say. “They just watched."

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Meanwhile, as previously reported by MEAWW,  An armed youngster fatally shot and stabbed a disabled girl, Geane da Silva de Brito who was in a wheelchair, as he entered his school and caused a bloodbath during the daytime in Brazil. Brazilian police said that a 14-year-old boy jumped the fence while carrying a pistol, two big knives, and a "homemade bomb." In dramatic video footage, students are seen hurriedly attempting to evacuate the Municipal College Eurides Sant'Anna in Barreiras. Geane da Silva de Brito, a 19-year-old student, was shot and stabbed, resulting in her death during the incident. In a statement that called the occurrence an "unimaginable tragedy," city hall said that the suspect was shot as he attempted to escape the area.

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