Most people have their greatest contact with their government at school. When we send our children to public school, we are entrusting them to our government. When we hand our children off to the local school’s administrators, teachers, security officials and police we trust our children to government employees. They have a great opportunity for good, but they also have great power to damage.
Sexual abuse or physical abuse of a child in school deprives them of their right to education and their right to bodily integrity. These rights are guaranteed under the Fourteenth Amendment to our constitution. See, SH.A. v. Tucumcari Municipal Schools, 321 F.3d 1285 (10th Cir. 2003)(You can read the opinion in the link below). Horrible acts like sexual abuse cry out for justice and reparation. When sexual abuse happens in school, it violates the child’s civil rights. For that reason, parents of children who suffer sexual or physical abuse in school should seek out a law firm experienced in civil rights work. Civil rights work requires in depth knowledge of federal statues and laws that allow for maximum recovery of damages in abuse cases. In the Kennedy Law Firm, our background is civil rights. We have represented clients in civil rights cases, including sexual abuse survivors, for over twenty years. If your family should suffer the tragedy of abuse, the Kennedy Law Firm is ready to fight for you.