A mother is seeking millions of dollars in damages from the Downtown Miami Charter School after her son was allegedly molested twice and tried to commit suicide.
An 11-year-old male schoolmate forced the 7-year-old, identified only as “John,” to perform oral sex in the back of the bus, the Miami New Times reported.
He reportedly tried to commit suicide twice.
In one attempt, the boy stood in traffic with his eyes closed, the Associated Press reported.
The boy also tried sticking a metal hanger into an electric socket, according to the AP.
John’s mother said she reported the abuse to school principal Rebecca Dinda, who said the abuse wouldn’t recur and the school would monitor the two children closely, the AP reported.
But the boy was allegedly abused a second time inside a bathroom.
“They have a duty to prevent that harm from happening with these little kids […] the school failed miserably,” the mother’s attorney, Jeffrey Herman said, according to the Associated Press.
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