Wyoming Area School District accused of not enforcing anti-bullying policy

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 12, 2018

WILKES BARRE — A former student is suing Wyoming Area School District and school administrator Vito Quaglia, citing alleged failure to provide an appropriate public education.

Wyoming resident accuses public school administrators of failure to provide appropriate public education

WILKES-BARRE — A former student is suing Wyoming Area School District and Vito Quaglia, public school administrators, citing alleged failure to provide appropriate public education.

K.C. o/b/o I.C. filed a complaint on May 21, in the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas against the defendants alleging that they violated the Individuals with Disability Education Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during the school year 2015-2016, I.C. suffered bullying through physical and verbal abuse by other students, causing her to seek treatment with a licensed clinical social worker and psychiatrist. As a result, she was caused to enroll in a private school and had to pay tuition and other fees. The plaintiff holds Wyoming Area School District and Vito Quaglia responsible because despite having and anti-bullying policy, the defendants allegedly failed to enforce it, to the detriment and loss of I.C.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court, with interest, costs and all other necessary relief. She is represented by James J. Canaboy of Abrahamsen, Conaboy & Abrahamsen PC in Scranton, PA.

Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Case number 3:18-cv-01133-MEM

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