Rock Island, IL asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for Iowa

Q: Should I sue the School Board?

My daughter is attending Frank L Smart in Davenport, Iowa. 6 Sep, she was forcefully shoved into lockers in the hall. 7 Sep, a boy hit her in the face with a closed fist and then ran away resulting in her nose being fractured (school determined accidental). 14 Sep she was sexually harassed by boys in one of her classes. 4 Oct a boy in one of her classes had pinched her neck repeatedly in view of teachers and they did nothing. My daughter said she told him to stop multiple times and that it caused her knees to buckle and her neck to burn. I reported to the principal, but he has never contacted me regarding this situation again. Oct 13, Rebekah was physically attacked by two girls in the bathroom during class. The assault consisted in kicking her multiple times in the abdomen, legs, pulling her hair, and attempting to rip her earrings out of her ears. The school failed to contact the police so I did and a police report was filed. My daughter has a documented learning disability.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: You would want to contact an education law support center to find out what your options are.

Certainly, the school isn't providing a safe learning enviornment and maybe initiating an IEP process would be one avenue.

Even though this is the "Polk County" law center, it says it provides advice for all of Iowa:

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