Lawsuit Claims School Staff Abused Disabled Students - NECN
New Hampshire

New Hampshire

The latest news from around the state

Lawsuit Claims School Staff Abused Disabled Students

Relatives of two disabled students are suing a New Hampshire special needs school, claiming staff physically and verbally abused the children.

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Lawsuit Claims School Staff Abused Disabled Students
    File Photo

    Relatives of two disabled students are suing a New Hampshire special needs school, claiming staff physically and verbally abused the children.

    Lawyers for the parents of a 9-year-old New Hampshire boy and the grandmother of an 11-year-old Vermont girl filed a lawsuit in federal court in Concord, New Hampshire, claiming several staff members at the Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield pinched, slapped and taunted the children.

    Officials at the Crotched Mountain Foundation, which oversees the school, did not immediately return a call Thursday seeking comment.

    The boy, who is developmentally disabled, attended the school from 2011 until June of 2014, when the school informed his parents they had received a report of abuse. The girl, who has multiple disabilities, attended this year and called police to report being physically abused.

    For up-to-the-minute news and weather, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Sign up for our new breaking news email alerts by clicking here and download our free apps here.