Suburban school district seeks dismissal of bullying lawsuit
By Stephanie K. Baer Tribune reporter
3:31 p.m. CDT, July 10, 2014
St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 recently filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former student who alleges the district did nothing to stop fellow drill team members from repeatedly bullying her.
The suit, filed with the Kane County Circuit Court in April, claims that district staff “knew or should have known” that she was verbally and physically bullied, harassed and hazed by fellow drill team members after being diagnosed with ADHD in summer 2010.
At one point in January 2011, another teammate “slapped Plaintiff in the face,” during a team practice, the complaint read. For reporting the incident, according to the complaint, the plaintiff was not allowed to participate in the drill team state competition that March and was also prohibited from participating in other team events and excluded from team emails and other communications.