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Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against Carson City School District

‘The evidence will establish that the staff/faculty were trained to act in precisely the manner they acted and, thus, were trained to do precisely the wrong thing’

By Megan Barth, April 23, 2024 10:48 am

Attorneys Sigal Chattah and Joey Gilbert have filed a civil rights lawsuit (see below) against Carson City School District alleging the constitutional rights of a student (John Doe) were violated during an improper seizure through corporal punishment which “resulted in humiliation and destruction of Doe’s life and academic career.”

The plaintiff’s John Doe and his mother allege that teacher Tammy Borremans, Superintendent Andrew Feuling, and Principal Amy Robinson violated Doe’s Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment Constitutional rights at Carson Middle School.

The plaintiff’s contend that four other parents of students at Carson Middle School made formal complaints against the defendants but “they were ignored.”

The evidence will establish that the staff/faculty were trained to act in precisely the manner they acted and, thus, were trained to do precisely the wrong thing. If the staff had been properly trained in the fundamental principles of seizure, this incident would not have happened.

In short, the teachers’ actions were contrary to proper faculty practices. Carson City SchoolDistrict’s faculty practices were diametrically opposed to proper school district procedures, out of sync with the rest of the education profession, and plainly unconstitutional.

Carson City School District engaged in deliberate and wrongful conduct and compromised students’ safety by violating Doe’s constitutional rights.

The lawsuit alleges that defendant Borremans slapped John Doe on the back of the head. “This incident was preceded the week before by Defendant Borremans telling Doe to “shut the hell up because he was fucking annoying…Doe’s incident was not the first series of incidents to occur with Borremans against students at Carson Middle School, whereby Defendant Robinson was notified that Borremans threatened another student that she would “kick their ass,” the complaint reads.

There have been a series of civil rights lawsuits filed against school districts across Nevada.

Another civil rights  lawsuit filed by Attorneys Chattah and Gilbert has advanced against Washoe County School District alleging that a disabled student was the victim of assault and battery by his teacher, Michael Ismari. Despite Ismari’s lengthy disciplinary record with the District and a criminal record dating back to 1996, Douglas County School District subsequently hired Ismari for a teaching position after passing the District’s background check.

The Globe had tried to obtain a generic copy of a background check conducted by DSCD, but then-Human Resources Director Joe Girdner failed to provide a copy. Girdner is now the Human Resources Director at Storey County School District.

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