Tennessee Family Sues Schools, Claims Bullying

June 7, 2012

The family of a former Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools student has filed a lawsuit, claiming that the Tennessee school officials failed to shield their daughter from bullying.

According to The Leaf-Chronicle, the civil lawsuit was filed Thursday in Clarksville by Carlos and Julie Ramos.

The lawsuit states the Ramos’ then- 15-year-old daughter was verbally and physically harassed as a sophomore at Northwest High School. Court documents claim that when the girl reported the incidents to teachers and administrators, the bullying escalated.

The family ultimately enrolled the girl in a private school and their lawsuit seeks $500,000 in compensatory damages.

The school system attorney said through schools spokeswoman Elise Shelton that he had not seen the suit and could not yet comment on it.

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