K’Mani, a 6-year-old girl, was allegedly attacked by a group of 10 boys while at school. According to the girl’s mother, Kariska Smith, a Brooklyn teacher’s aide, Ferrone Malone, ordered the boys to batter her.
Now a lawsuit has been filed against the city, according to the New York Daily News. Smith says she is upset that “no disciplinary action was taken against the aide or the kids who punched her daughter K’Mani.”
On the day of that incident, K’Mani was heading for “the bathroom at Public School 213 in East New York in February.” That was when Malone stopped her and asked to see her hall pass.
The little girl told her mother that the aide hauled her back to class and ordered the boys to hit her, based on the civil complaint.
“Smith has filed a lawsuit against the city, the Department of Education and Malone in Brooklyn Supreme Court alleging negligent hiring and supervision and infliction of emotional distress.”
The city’s Law Department denies ever seeing the lawsuit and The Education Department refused to comment.
After the assault, K’Mani was seen by doctors at the emergency room at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center for chest pain.