Batavia, NY asked in Personal Injury for New York

Q: My son was on a 8th grade field trip out of state to Washington D.C. in the hotel room were 4 boys and 1 adult.

The second day they were there the adult chaperone left the room to attent an adult social time away from the kids. The adult was gone aprox. 30 mins to 45 mins. In the time he was gone my son was assulted in a sexual manner.1 boy held him down climbed on top of him and simulated a sexual act repeatedly for 10 to 15 mins. With some valger language. ( im going to molest you im going to f*** you).There was a video of this which the teacher watched it then deleted it. No mandated reporter reported this to local police.My son spent 1 year in theropy and has been diagnosed with ptsd. Is the school district negligent ? They have a protocal when the chaperones leave the rooms all the students hotel room doors are to remain open and teachers are to monitor the hallways and check in on the kids . This did not happen. When the chaperone left all the doors closed and no one checked on any of the students.

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John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo
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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Your son spent one year in therapy? When did this happen? Generally, the time period within which to bring a lawsuit against a school (I'm assuming this was public) is very short. In any event, you should get a free consultation from a personal injury lawyer in your area.

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