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Secludion to PTSD, to attempted coverup

Discussion in 'Education Law, School System' started by Sheena Cureton, Mar 26, 2022.

  1. Sheena Cureton

    Sheena Cureton Law Topic Starter New Member

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    On April 12, 2018, I was approached by the Family Service Worker. My class was on the playground and she came out very upset. She told me she could hear her son, screaming and pounding on the concrete block walls
    The incident was reported that day, and the employees wrote statements about what they knew about children being detained in the small bathroom.

    Copies of their statement are on file and available to read, including the statement by, the family service worker who witnessed the event first hand. It stated that it was not the first time my son and other students were secluded in the bathroom as a way of calming them down. She states the teacher's actions are very against policy and she was very disturbed by what she witnessed.

    My son struggles daily from the incident. He was diagnosed with separation anxiety from fear. I was called daily to pick him up from school and not provided with alternative learning environments or other options. The school kept me on the waiting list to receive an IEP for the entire school year.
    Discrimination, retaliation, and rights were violated in the process.
     
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  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Sorry, too long, didn't read it all. Anything that takes that long to explain is complicated enough to require the services of an attorney.

    If you can't get an attorney to take the case, then I suggest counselling for you and your son so you can deal with the emotional issues and get on with your life.
     
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  3. Sheena Cureton

    Sheena Cureton Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Shortened thanks for that advice at least... it's been 4 years I haven't given up. I don't give up. that would be disappointing and sad.
     
  4. justblue

    justblue Well-Known Member

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    Did you report this incident to Child Protective Services at the time? Please clarify "Family Service Worker? Whom does she work for? What is her job at the school? What kind of school is this ...public? private? How old was your child at the time?
     
  5. Sheena Cureton

    Sheena Cureton Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Yes, Cps was called by a few teachers and me as well. They said they had gotten tons of calls because of the incident but can't give me the information of course. they said the teachers will be retrained and that was it. The family service worker; worked for the Headstart program. I was employed there as well as at the time.
     
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    justblue Well-Known Member

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    How old was Junior at the time?
     
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    justblue Well-Known Member

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    also what type of school was this?
     
  8. Sheena Cureton

    Sheena Cureton Law Topic Starter New Member

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    4 he was in Pre-k
     
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    Sheena Cureton Law Topic Starter New Member

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    public school
     
  10. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand why you feel an IEP would be appropriate...at all.
     
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    justblue Well-Known Member

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    Is your son in therapy/seeing a psychologist? It seems like he needs to learn coping skills. And, if you haven't done so, place him in a new school. Although one would hope this would have been an immediate action on your part.
     
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    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Whose kid is at issue here? Her son or your son?

    So..."the teacher" is you?

    Your post is incredibly vague, and you didn't ask a question. Please elaborate as to exactly what happened. Unless you do that, all anyone here can recommend is that you discuss the matter with the teacher and the principal.

    So...this is about something that occurred 4 years ago?
     
  13. Sheena Cureton

    Sheena Cureton Law Topic Starter New Member

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    If he had so much trouble leading to the incident indeed an IEP would have been requested. He would have possibly not been drugged and thrown into a bathroom. He was 4 at the time and had not had a diagnosis or any behaviors constituting an IEP at the time this took place.
     
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    Being "secluded in the bathroom" is much different than being "drugged and thrown into a bathroom".

    If that's what occurred, than the police should have been involved at the time and I have serious doubts that criminal charges wouldn't have been filed.

    While I wish you the best of luck, I don't believe an internet forum is going to be able to help you.
     
  15. Sheena Cureton

    Sheena Cureton Law Topic Starter New Member

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    sorry that is so much that took place in the last 4 years. Including me getting new information pertaining to the incident. My son was in a public school, he was 4. He was drugged and placed in a small bathroom by his teachers at the time. Yes, he was removed that day when I discovered he was detained in the bathroom. He has not been back and I have moved and put him into therapy since then.

    My reason for even making this post is, they are using seclusion as the premises for him being detained. For 4 years I have been trying to obtain information about what happened. He had no problems constituting an IEP or 504 plan at the time. He had been struggling with PTSD as a result of what happened. As I found out this was not the first time him and other children have been put in the bathroom as a form of punishment at this school by these teachers. It was not only my son but many others. At 4 he was diagnosed with ADHD but not Autism yet.
     
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    Sheena Cureton Law Topic Starter New Member

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    yeah me and other parents tried to get the police involved but nothing came of it. it was not just my son but other children. The teachers are still there working... the children are still struggling with PTSD as a result.
     
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    Sheena Cureton Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thanks for taking your time.
     
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    I'm still trying to work out why the Social Worker would approach OP about Social Worker's son...
     
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    Post #1: "I was called daily to pick him up from school and not provided with alternative learning environments or other options. The school kept me on the waiting list to receive an IEP for the entire school year."

    Post #13: "If he had so much trouble leading to the incident indeed an IEP would have been requested. He was 4 at the time and had not had a diagnosis or any behaviors constituting an IEP at the time this took place."

    Post #15: "... he was removed that day when I discovered he was detained in the bathroom. He has not been back and I have moved and put him into therapy since then."

    Post #15: "He had no problems constituting an IEP or 504 plan at the time."

    Also Post #15: "At 4 he was diagnosed with ADHD but not Autism yet."


    In the original post, you state that the school had him on a waiting list for an IEP for an entire school year, yet in posts #13 and #15 you state that he had nothing that would tend to lead to a need for an IEP or accommodations under a 504 plan, even though you state (also in post 15), that he was diagnosed at age 4 with ADHD but not Autism YET.

    You also state in post #15 that you removed him (permanently) from the school the day the you were made aware of the incident, so it's clear that you didn't wait for a year after it occurred.

    There are inconsistencies in your account of the matter that make it difficult to really follow what's going on. I hesitate to comment on the cause of those inconsistencies and I will give you the benefit of the doubt when I say they are likely unintentional. You may wish to review the facts and timeline of your matter when you seek out professional legal help.
     
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    I'm still confused. As far as I can figure, four years ago (so roughly 2018), your son was drugged (with some unnamed drug(s)) by "teachers" (plural) and placed in a small bathroom (for some unstated reason). You said that "he was removed that day . . . [and] has not been back." I assume that means you unenrolled him at that school.

    There's a bunch of other stuff that isn't really clear, but you still haven't asked a question. You told us that "they are using seclusion as the premises for him being detained," but that doesn't make any sense, and it's not clear who "they" are. You cited this as the reason for posting, but I'm not sure what to make of that.

    If your child was drugged without authorization from you or a doctor whom you had authorized to treat your child, that's a crime that should have been reported to the police. It's not clear whether "plac[ing] [him] in a small bathroom" was in appropriate or not. In one of your more recent posts, you've got references to "children" (plural), but it's not clear why.

    If you want to pursue a legal remedy against the school and/or one or more employees of the school, you should consult with a local attorney.
     
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