Teachers, principals, and other school officials sometimes ignore the fact that students are citizens who have rights. Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC represents the families of students whose rights have been violated at school or school-related functions.
Our school abuse cases may involve child sexual abuse, discrimination in education, or unreasonable use of force by school employees or the police.
Police Abuse at School
Attorney Antonio Ponvert is a member of a national team of police misconduct attorneys representing 20 children who were the victims of an unconstitutional paramilitary-style police raid at a high school in Goose Creek, South Carolina. The officers came into the school with guns drawn and made a group of the students — all members of racial minorities — lie face down on the ground.
Failure to Provide Equal Access to Educational Opportunities
We also represent clients in cases involving discrimination in education based on gender, race, religion, national origin or physical disability. If a child was prevented from participating in a sport because of gender or not provided an equal education because of a physical or mental disability, you may have a civil rights claim.
If you believe your son or daughter was the victim of school abuse, please contact our law firm as soon as possible to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our civil rights lawyers represent clients throughout the state.