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Parents of beaten and bullied sixth grader sue school system for $1 million

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A Brooklyn, N.Y. student in the sixth grade at IS 104 in Sunset Park was beaten by classmates in the school’s bathroom so violently that he ended up in the hospital for three days. The lawsuit filed by the student’s parents alleges that school staffers “looked the other way,” and did nothing to help the boy.

The violent bullying attack on the 12-year-old student took place back in May, 2012, according to a Feb. 23 report from The New York Post.

The family is suing New York City and the Department of Education, claiming that this was the second time in two years the boy had suffered an attack by bullies at his school.

According to the lawsuit, the child, identified only as “John Doe,” was beaten by eight bullies in the bathroom at IS 104 – and was repeatedly “punched in the genitals” by his abusers.

The lawsuit also claims that the victim’s screams for help were ignored by school staffers.

Even though he was “crying and visibly hurt” when he “limped” back to the lunchroom, two staffers who saw him never even asked if he was OK, according to the legal claim.

After learning of her son’s beating, the boy’s mother took her son to her family doctor, who in turn ordered an ambulance to take the child directly to the hospital.

According to family lawyer Tahanie Aboushi, the child now has to see a “urology specialist regularly to monitor the damage caused by the attacks.”

The family of the bullied boy is seeking “$1 million in damages for the school’s alleged negligence and failure to control the bullies.”

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