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The School Board of Volusia County Sued for Failing to Protect Autistic Student from Known Sexual Predator

The School Board of Volusia County Sued for Failing to Protect Autistic Student from Known Sexual Predator

The School Board of Volusia County Sued for Failing to Protect Autistic Student from Known Sexual Predator Who Was Later Convicted of Manslaughter

WHAT: JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse in schools and daycare centers, announces the filing of a lawsuit against THE SCHOOL BOARD OF VOLUSIA COUNTY for failing to protect a disabled students from sexual assaults by Marcus White, a classmate and known sexual predator.

According to the Complaint:

  • John Doe who is autistic was a student at New Smyrna Beach High School. John Doe was sexually assaulted on numerous occasions by Marcus White. Prior to the abuse of John Doe, the school received reports that Marcus White sexually abused another student.
  • John Doe was afraid to report his abuse until he learned Marcus White was in jail after being convicted of manslaughter in the death of his own father.

.JOHN DOE, by and through MOTHER DOE, as guardian vs. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA was filed on February 8, 2018 in the  US DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA-  CASE NO: .6:18-cv-000196-001

Complaint filed 6.18.cv.000196.001

 CONTACT: David Martin; dmartin@hermanlaw.com; 561-578-4940(o) 917-923-6686(c)

Jeff Herman, the attorney for the victim in this case, stated:

“Schools must be safe and students protected from sexual abuse.”

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