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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