LAWSUIT FILED BY FAMILY OF SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENT DISMISSED
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed after an Alabama mother bugged her son’s wheelchair at school.
U.S. District Judge Harold Albritton threw out a lawsuit filed against Houston County schools by the family of student Jose Salinas.
The youth has cerebral palsy, and his mother wanted to see if he was being mistreated at school. So Melisha Salinas hid a recorder on his wheelchair and sent it to Wicksburg High School with her son in 2012.
The recordings captured sounds of school workers berating the then-10-year-old student for drooling.
A teacher was fired and a teacher’s aide resigned. But the judge dismissed the lawsuit after finding no one with the school system showed deliberate indifference or knew the abuse was occurring.