Families sue Fresno school for negligence over bullying
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two families have filed a lawsuit against a Fresno Catholic school accusing school officials of failing to protect students from a bully.
St. Anthony's Catholic School has informed the parents of the two alleged victims that their children cannot attend the school in light of the legal action.
Attorney Warren Paboojian represents the family of an 8-year-old boy and the family of a 7-year-old boy. Paboojian says th boys were subjected to sexual misconduct at the hands of an 8-year-old male bully. Paboojian argues that school officials did not report the bullying immediately to police. Instead Paboojian says the school conducted an internal investigation before calling police days later.
The families are seeking unspecified damages for emotional distress, embarrassment and humiliation.