Teachers from two Chicago primary schools tirelessly harassed an 11-year-old boy with special needs, named him and even physically attacked him before attempting to live his own life, according to a lawsuit filed by the child's mother.
Jamari Dent in February tried to hang himself in his bedroom after suffering more than a year from both his classmates and teachers, his mother, Teirra Black, said during a press conference on Tuesday.
Doctors could save the boy's life, but his suicide attempt caused him permanent brain damage.
In February 2019, Jamari Dent, 11, tried to commit suicide by hanging (pictured left before the attempt) after being bullied. He was saved but suffered permanent brain damage
His mother, Teirra Black, has filed a lawsuit in which he claims that a primary school teacher at Medgar Evers is the boy & # 39; nasty & # 39; and & # 39; diaper-headed & # 39; called
Black brought Jamari to Carter Woodson Elementary, where she said the child was physically abused by three teachers on different occasions
Black said more than five months later that her 11-year-old was staying in the hospital and still had to rely on a ventilator.
Black posted a photo on her Facebook page in early May and left Jamari lying in his hospital bed in the room while being surrounded by his relatives and presents.
According to Black & # 39; s lawsuit, her son was the victim of bullying by students and teachers at two different schools: Medgar Evers and Carter Woodson elementary school over a year, reported ABC news.
The complaint, in which both individual teachers and the Chicago Board of Education are mentioned, claims that Jamari names like & # 39; stupid & # 39 ;, & # 39; stupid & # 39; and & # 39; retarded & # 39; was named.
One time, a teacher at Evers Elementary called the boy, who is black, & # 39; dirty & # 39; and & # 39; nappy-headed & # 39; was, and asked him if his & # 39; brillo-hair was the reason he couldn't read & # 39 ;, smiling from his classmates, the lawsuit claims.
Black posted a photo on her Facebook page in early May and let Jamari look into the room in his hospital bed
The same teacher abused and injured Jamari in February 2018.
After that incident, Teirra Black handed over her son to Woodson Elementary, but she said the bullying continued and reached new lows.
According to the lawsuit, three teachers at the Jamari school physically attacked and inflicted injuries on different occasions.
Black said she repeatedly approached school administrators to beg for help, but they failed to stop the harassment.
Then on February 18, her 11-year-old son used a sheet to hang herself. He was found in his bedroom by his nine-year-old sister.
Black performed CPR on Jamari for 10-15 minutes until paramedics arrived and took over.
Jamari & # 39; s doctors expect the 11-year-old to stay on ventilation for the rest of his life.
Dent & # 39; s mother said that her son (pictured left and right for the suicide attempt), who has learning difficulties, has been ruthlessly hunted by both classmates and teachers
Black is one of three parents who sue the city's school district for bullying students with special needs, including a second case with Woodson.
Black's lawyer, Michael Oppenheimer, says he intends to file a comprehensive federal civil rights trial against Chicago Public Schools, reported ABC30.
At Tuesday's press conference, Oppenheimer Chicago District Attorney called on Kim Foxx to conduct a full criminal investigation of the allegations described in the trial, and also called on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to conduct her own independent investigation .
The school district issued a statement in which the legal steps were discussed.
& # 39; The district has no tolerance for adults who harm or fail the students & # 39 ;, it was partially included. & # 39; All bullying and student harm allegations are taken seriously by the district and we are making every effort to ensure that all students are supported and adults are held accountable. & # 39;
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