Students Allegedly Assault Boy In H.S. Locker Room

CHICAGO (STMW) – A boy filed suit Friday claiming that he was physically assaulted by several students in the locker room of his south suburban high school while supervising personnel were away talking.

The boy claims that he was physically assaulted Feb. 25, 2010 by several students in the locker room of Rich Central High School in Olympia Fields, according to a lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court.

A school personnel member assigned to supervise the locker room was talking to another staff member away from the locker room, according to the suit. His presence away from the locker room was recorded via closed circuit monitoring. Two other personnel members assigned to supervise the locker room were also not present.

Rich Central was aware of students “bullying” other students, including the boy and failed to properly prevent the physical assault, according to the suit.

The suit claims the boy suffered bruises and fractures, endured pain and suffering, and was disfigured and disabled.

The two-count suit also names Rich Township High School and Rich Central High School District 227 and seeks more than $100,000 in damages.

A spokesperson for Rich Central was not immediately available for comment.

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  • Diane L. Smith

    Why in the world would he sue the school district people INSTEAD of the individuals he says assaulted him???

    • Roberta Waker

      Why? Because they were aware of the problem and did nothing. They should be sued. The staff and teachers are responsible for keeping our children safe and if they don’t do their jobs; they should be sued, especially if they know there is a problem. Sounds like this was set up to me. I’m sure the bullies will be suspended and their parents sued as well. Maybe these kids should serve some jail time to set an example.

  • MotherMojo

    Um, there’s something called negligence…since the staff was not monitoring the locker room, the school is at fault. I’m not saying I agree. I’m just saying…

  • Gail Upchurch

    1 Sue the school becauuse they failed to properly supervise. 2 Sue each individual. Maybe if they make a big enough example of this school’s will take it more seriously and put a stop to it . Parents know if their kids are bully’s but turn a blind eye. A BIG LESSON NEEDS TO BE TAUGHT HERE.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • cosmo

      Let’s not forget tha criminal charges as well. I it were my son, I want all of the above. This is beyond a wedgie.

  • Pam

    Maybe because he had reported the bullying to the school and they were aware of it. The three so called supervisors who were suppose to be there in the locker room supervising (protecting), weren’t and they represent the district. Now I agree he should sue the individuals who assaulted him, but the school should be held accountable. The child was beaten and disfigured, so I’m sure it’s more than him “saying” he was assaulted. Maybe this is what it will take for the school district to take this issue more serious. The punks who did it should have been arrested and their parents should also be held accountable.

    • WellSaidSam

      Perfectly put Pam.

  • My thoughts

    …now it should read several punk thugs “honor students” passed gangsterism…and started being punks as soon as class let out…toss the lil apes out of school for good soon they’ll be in prison anyhow….

  • Roberta Waker

    You are probably right. Usually these kids get a pass from the Judges because “they’re good boys” according to their parents that know nothing about what these kids are doing. Because they disfigured this boy, they should get the maximum jail sentence and community service. If they go to jail; they will find out what REAL bullying is and will cry like the babies they are.

  • Susan B

    OMG isn’t getting bullied in school part of growing up? No one would have sued 20 years ago.

  • bpnirvana

    Susan B, OMG isn’t common sense and intellect part of your world? Your words and attitude suggest that you were and continue to be a bully. I’m just happy I’m not your neighbor or co-worker.

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