Lawsuit Against School for Handcuffing Black Student with Disabilities Can Move Forward

Jul 9, 2021 | Advocacy, Behavior, Discipline, Restraint & Seclusion

A federal district court allows a lawsuit against a California school district sued over the violent handcuffing of a 12-year-old Black student with disabilities to proceed. The Court denied Defendants’ motions to dismiss the case. Among other claims, the complaint alleges that the student’s rights were violated under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 when school police officers used excessive force and violently handcuffed the student multiple times on his middle school campus.