Monday, October 07, 2013

Ed Etc.

Washoe County School District has to contend with yet another parent insurance claim:

In court documents filed Oct. 1 in U.S. District Court in Reno, parents Kurt and Michelle Huntoon allege that at Spanish Springs High School their daughter was “subjected to aversive interventions and inappropriate physical restraints constituting the excessive use of physical force, on several occasions by employees.”

The lawsuit says the girl, who was a student at Spanish Springs in fall 2011 and communicates with her hands using sign language, was restricted in one instance from moving for more than 14 minutes and was held with her arms and legs against the floor.

The suit says she was restrained 110 times during a period of 46 days, but her parents were never notified by school officials.

The Washoe County School District said it had no comment and had yet to be served with the lawsuit.

It'll be settled out of court.

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