Criminal Law

Family Files Lawsuit Accusing School District of Abusing Autistic Son

A family is suing a suburban Chicago school district, claiming abuse of their autistic eight-year-old son. They claim he came home with permanent marker all over his back and that he was tied to a chair with an exercise band. A mother concerned for her child’s safety.

“I’m at the point where I do not even want to send him to school anymore,” said mother Lucia Rodin.

 Speaking out about years of alleged abuse and neglect that she says her 8-year-old son with autism has endured at Prairie Oak Elementary School.

“I gain their trust then something happens again,” said Rodin. The Rodin family is filing a lawsuit against Berwyn’s North School District 98 after they say Gianni Fata Rodin came home covered with permanent marker. “I’m disgusted,” said Rodin.

The black markings scribbled all over the child’s back. “I noticed a black mark on his back and I’m like ‘what is this?'” said Rodin. Gianni has limited verbal skills. He is not able to tell his mom what happened. This is not the first incident on record at Prairie Oak.

Read the source article at local21news.com

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