The mother of a middle school student has filed a federal lawsuit against the Harrisburg School District, alleging that its educators failed to accommodate her son’s Tourette’s Syndrome or to protect him from bullying and assaults by other students.
The complaint, prepared by Tigard attorney Kevin Brague, seeks unspecified economic and non-economic damages for allegedly violating his civil rights over a period of three years. It accuses the district of negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress by allowing other students to taunt, push and strike him because of their perceptions that he was gay.
Harrisburg Superintendent Brian Wolf declined comment on the suit, saying district officials do not publicly discuss pending litigation.
Read more in Monday’s Register-Guard.