A Chicago special-education pupil suffered eternal thoughts hurt in a suicide attempt — and his mom blames the classmates and teachers who bullied him, in accordance to a model new lawsuit.
Woodson Elementary School fourth-grader Jamari Dent was relentlessly bullied sooner than he tried to dangle himself Feb. 18 with a bedsheet, in accordance to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Two months after his suicide attempt, the 11-year-old boy stays hospitalized on a ventilator, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
“My son is not the same,” his mother Teirra Black suggested the newspaper. “He’s like a whole, totally different child.”
The swimsuit claims the bullying started in early 2018 when the boy who has learning disabilities was enrolled at Evers Elementary School.
Other classmates reportedly mocked him, saying he was “stupid” and “retarded.”
As a third-grader, Jamari was moreover subjected to taunting from a teacher who hurled insults at him resembling “dirty” and “nappy-headed,” the swimsuit said.
In one incident, the teacher reportedly requested him whether or not or not “his brillo hair was the reason he couldn’t read.”
His mother alleges she was compelled to swap the boy after the equivalent educator struck him.
But the abuse and bullying allegedly adopted him to his new programs at Woodson Elementary School.
Three educators hit the boy in separate incidents, and the taunts continued from faculty college students and security officers, in accordance to the swimsuit.
Black claims she complained to the principal and board of coaching — nevertheless officers ignored her “desperate pleas to protect her young son.”
When the boy tried to take his life earlier this yr, it was the fruits of energy “physical violence, psychological abuse, bullying, harassment, and aggressive behavior,” in accordance to the swimsuit.
The swimsuit — which seeks unspecified damages — names Chicago public colleges, two principals and 4 teachers. The district declined to contact upon the litigation, in accordance to the Sun-Times.