TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 25, 2019
The Rutherford County Board of Education has asked that a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a student with autism alleging sexual misconduct be dismissed, The Daily News Journal reports. The lawsuit says the board hired a male teaching aide who was previously arrested for driving under the influence. The board admits it knew the aide, hired to care for J.M., had a criminal history, but says it "denies that hiring was wrong, negligent, unlawful, or otherwise improper in any way." The board says J.M.'s lawsuit lacks merit and should be dismissed.