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Chicago School Threw 9-Yr-Old Into The cold Then Reported Him Missing

The family of a 9-year-old Chicago elementary school student is suing the city’s school system after surveillance video shows a security guard pushing the child out of the school. 

The family is accusing staff members of manhandling and endgangering the boy after he was forced outside the school in 40 degree weather with no coat. 

The boys mother, Yvonne Pinston, says staff at Fiske Elementary School forced her son out of the school into the cold dangerous streets of Englewood and left him there alone.

According to the lawsuit, the child had been constantly complaining about being bullied by classmates.

The video footage of the incident, which occurred in March, appeared to show a security guard dragging and pushing the fourth-grader out of the building as the school’s counselor and principal watched.

“He went to all of the doors to see if they were open and all of the doors were locked … so he just sat there and he said he cried,” Pinkston told reporters Wednesday.

According to the sut, the school staff called 911 and requested an ambulance, claiming the child had been scratching, biting and kicking. They also reported him missing, but the law firm said they fabricated the entire story.

“CPS officials at Fiske Elementary School lied to police after they shoved and pushed a nine-year-old boy onto the streets of Englewood, one of Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods, with no coat in cold weather during the middle of the school day and claimed he was a ‘missing person who was violent,'” the law firm said in a statement. “About 30 minutes later, police found the boy outside in the cold terrified and crying. The video shows that school officials lied.”

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The video shows the boy wearing a short-sleeved shirt and khakis as he is pushed outside by school security into temperatures barely above freezing.

“I feel like everybody in the video that just sat here and just let it happen, nobody stopped it, someone needs to go to jail for it or something,” Pinkston said. “That’s neglect. It’s endangerment. Anything could have happened to my son out there in that neighborhood.”

The lawsuit names the city, the board of education and three school officials as defendants. It claims the child was subjected to a hostile educational environment and alleges battery, excessive force and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

The Chicago Public School Board said it was deeply disturbed by the claims levied by the family, but it declined to comment on the pending litigation.

“Every CPS student deserves access to a safe and welcoming school environment, and the district takes seriously all allegations of student harm,” a spokesperson said. “These allegations are deeply disturbing, and we are fully committed to holding accountable any adult whose actions could have endangered a student.”

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Darlene October 11, 2019 at 12:12 pm

I certainly hope all involved are no longer working? – Putting a child in danger – health – then lying – means all students attending this school are not being protected. Much less it shows how much they care about children, and they obviously are not able to nor do they care to control a child! 9 years old!! This is only one side of the story but 9 years old there is absolutely NO EXCUSE – then they LIED!!

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Tracy Clark October 12, 2019 at 9:10 am

Difficult children in public settings require too much attention. Weather conditions require particular clothing. Making adults the bad guys when the mother and son require a lot of work is wasted energy. The mother and son regularly need trained psychologists for support, local pastor/committee guidance, and an amen corner of community activists who get to speak frankly as we all do. She should quit her day routine and learn to deal with stipend economics which she will learn and teach to her son, sacraficing until she socializes her son.

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Gayla October 28, 2019 at 7:08 pm

Your statement makes no sense at all, first of all, this little boy continuously complained about being BULLIED, which means he was the one dealing with children who were not raised! My guess is that he got tired of it one day and defended himself, but was chastised for it because of the color of his skin. AND REGARDLESS if he was a problem child or not, A SCHOOL SHOULD NEVER ENDANGER A CHILD. If they HAD to escort him out, they should have made sure he was appropriately dressed for the weather, I. Safe confinement and BEEN ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT! But of course they didn’t and it was completely uncalled for and they’re guilty because why else lie about it??

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KJ November 1, 2019 at 6:00 am

Where are you getting all this information from.

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KJ November 1, 2019 at 6:13 am

You are beyond stupid!!! Schools don’t care about children, especially Black children! And they hate when concerned parents get involved. If that was a Black school male official and those were Black teachers involved in this crime, SHAME ON YOU!!!

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Dianne November 1, 2019 at 2:06 pm

That’s right! Blame the victim! What’s next? A woman is raped, because somebody thought they could “grab her by the p***y? (genitals) Sure we all know there’s a prize for that, you could become POTUS. Why school who shows such reckless disregard for the safety and we’ll being of a child has surely exhibited the same behaviors by their faculty in that child’s classroom. The NINE YEAR OLD had reported being bullied, and the school’s response was to put him out coatless and unsupervised? If you think this is okay there is something seriously wrong with you.

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B. Daring November 12, 2019 at 2:08 pm

I gather from your comment, that you believe what the school said about the boy being a problem child or you just didn’t comprehend, the rest of the article or perhapsyou work for that school. He was bullied, he complained and, instead of the school dealing with the situation, and making the school a bully free zone, they punished him, by endangering his welfare. The school officials who pushed him out of that door in a bad neighborhood, in the middle of winter, deserve the book thrown at them.

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Lynee October 19, 2019 at 11:06 am

@Tracy Clark, and where will she live? How will she feed her family? Who knows if she has help yo do all you think she should do…and no matter what she does putting that child on the street was and is not the answer. And then to lie about it..

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Sophie October 20, 2019 at 5:13 pm

What kind of new age idiot are you? Did you even have the sense God gave a jackass to listen to what the family attorney said? The child is asking for help from the damn Administration who is supposed to provide the assistance he needed and not throw him out on the street like garbage. do you have the unmitigated gall to blame the child and the parents when it’s the administration that lied saying that the child ran out when your own two eyes are looking at what happened? the only people stupid enough to agree with what happened are the same trash that work in that school. I hope they sue for everything they can possibly get. and hopefully people like you don’t work near children, let alone with them. P.s.- what he has on is uniform and I’m positive he wasn’t the only child dress like that! What in the hell is wrong with you?

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Joni October 31, 2019 at 3:58 pm

God help us all when a black man let a white man involve him in throwing a black male child out in the cold with no coat on and fabricate a story on why.

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KJ November 1, 2019 at 6:15 am

Absolutely!!! But we know some Black people love pleasing ZADDY!!! Sambos are what they are.

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Dianne November 1, 2019 at 2:10 pm

Adolf Hitler felt the same way about the Jew. You know what that makes you? A NAZI and a RACIST!!!

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Lisa November 6, 2019 at 12:08 am

Sad story and sounds familiar. I’ve seen students from foreign countries come with respect for teachers only to be placed with lots of ease students. What do you think happens to these respectful students? Yep, many of them change for the worst in an attempt to survive.

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