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Attorneys Respond to North Gibson Lawsuit

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Attorneys for the North Gibson School Corporation have responded to a lawsuit alleging mistreatment of a special needs child. 

The attorneys released a lengthy legal document that responds to each paragraph of the lawsuit.

The response document questions the “truthfulness of the allegations” and says the employees deny them.

The lawsuit claims the seven-year-old was frequently put in a 3 foot by 5 foot “seclusion room.”

The suit says the child was secluded more than 100 times in 117 days inside a classroom for emotionally disabled students at Princeton Community Primary School North.

The lawsuit alleges the defendants “blatantly disregarded” Indiana law and the school district’s Seclusion and Restraint Plan.

An investigation by the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica Illinois last month prompted emergency action by that state’s Board of Education to end the seclusion of students behind locked doors.

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