School bullying leads to lawsuit in Mount Prospect
A mother filed a lawsuit after her son was bullied throughout the school year.
In the lawsuit, Deveri Del Core claims her son, a third grader at Frost Elementary in Mount Prospect, was attacked on a weekly basis by another third grader.
Del Core says her son was punched, choked, kicked, and spat on by another third grader in a different class.
She’s now suing that boy’s family, the school principal, and Community Consolidated School District 21.\
The lawsuit lists 12 incidents, including four that were reported to police.
No legal action was taken.
“The resolution on all of the cases were that the school was going to handle it or (by) the parents speaking with each other. The parent who called each and every time was looking for documentation only,” said Mount Prospect Police Officer Greg Sill.
The lawsuit claims the accused bully’s parents failed to discipline their child to stop the behavior or remove him from the school.
The parents of the accused bully have not commented.
The school district released a statement that said, “As a district, and at each of our schools, we value the safety and security of each and every one of our students and staff members and take bullying prevention very seriously. We work diligently to provide a healthy, productive environment for all of our students to learn and grow.”
Del Core seeks more than $50,000 in damages and a trial by jury.