Lawsuit accuses Klein ISD of retaliation after parents file complaint

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Dec 27, 2013

HOUSTON - Complaining that the Klein Independent School District failed to assist his son after the boy allegedly sustained a head injury last year, a Harris County man has filed a lawsuit.

Instead of sending the then-Kuehnle Elementary School first grader to the nurse, recent court documents filed Dec. 20 in Houston federal court say, his teacher, Keely Lewis, dismissed his complaints while KES retaliated against him when it learned his parents fielded a lawful grievance.

The suit shows on Oct. 23, 2012, the boy was in class when he "accidentally fell and hit the back of his head on a desk," stating he tried in vain to inform Lewis he was suffering nausea, dizziness as well as blurred vision. 

Lewis allegedly neglected to tend to the child, and his parents were prompted to seek answers from her and her boss, Kuehnle principal Mignon Johnson to no avail.

According to the original petition, Lewis and Johnson, who are defendants in the litigation, eventually admitted their mistakes to the boy's parents, but "no action was taken to hold Lewis accountable."

A complaint was subsequently filed to which the child reportedly experienced harassment from his teacher and other authority figures, it says.

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney Jason J. Bach of The Bach Law Group PLLC in Austin is representing the complainant.

Case No. 4:13-CV-3733

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