Family of Disabled Child Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against City Springs Elementary SchoolAugust 25, 2020
Attorney Bryan J. Chant of LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton recently announced the filing of a civil rights lawsuit against Baltimore Curriculum Project, City Springs Elementary School, Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, Laura Doherty, Rhonda Richetta, and Timothy Korr. According to the lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, T.G., a seven-year-old intellectually disabled child whom was receiving education and support services through City Springs Elementary School, was physically attacked by Timothy Korr, a 25-year-old school tutor, when he was requested by school officials to escort T.G to the principal’s office for behavioral difficulties.
After the November 2016 attack, the Complaint alleged that Korr and individuals from City Springs Elementary School, including the Principal, engaged in a campaign to shift the blame of the attack onto T.G., even though CCTV surveillance captured the entire incident. T.G. suffered a concussion, fractured jaw and teeth, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The complaint that alleges Korr and the other individuals involved falsely claimed the following to medical providers, the police, and the public at large:
- Korr had lost his footing;
- T.G. “hit himself” on the wall;
- T.G had brought a gun to school and was brandishing the gun;
- Told paramedics that T.G was in possession of a gun;
- Directly or indirectly falsely notified Johns Hopkins Hospital that the incident involved T.G having a gun.
Knorr was criminally charged during the sentencing hearing, staff members of City Springs Elementary School wore purple in support of the tutor, while largely ignoring the plaintiff.
The plaintiff is requesting compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorney fees, and to permanently enjoin Defendant Baltimore Curriculum Project, Inc., Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, its officers, agents, servants, employees, volunteers, police officers, and attorneys from the following:
- Abusing children entrusted to Baltimore City schools;
- Abusing children exhibiting behavioral and/or emotional challenges by way of immediately involving the school guidance counselor and/or social workers, instead of police or other disciplinarians; and
- Violating the rights of students to be free from unlawful search and seizures by way of compulsory training to individuals interacting with students.
Mr. Chant, a partner at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, has served as trial counsel in major cases throughout Maryland and in the Midwest. He focuses on the litigation of major personal injuries, wrongful death, and civil rights cases. For more information regarding this case, please click here.
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