Lawsuit Filed Over Alleged School Beating
November 15, 2011
A school district in Indiana has been sued by the parents of a boy who sustained traumatic brain injury after allegedly being beaten by fellow students during an act of bullying.
The lawsuit was filed by the parents of David Osama Haddad, a student of Middle Eastern descent, who was bullied and beaten by fellow students at Lake Central High School in St. John.
According to court documents, Haddad was bullied for over a year before he was allegedly attacked in a hallway at the school on November 8, causing him to suffer a brain injury.
The parents allege that district officials were aware of the physical and verbal abuse against their son, but did nothing to stop it.
The suit claims Haddad was targeted because of his Middle Eastern background.