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School Abuse and Sexual Abuse Lawyer

If you’ve experienced abuse or mistreatment while at school or school events, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Reach out to a school abuse attorney to hold the liable parties accountable and secure the justice you deserve. 

School is supposed to be a place where students can feel protected. Whether in the classroom, studying in the library, or participating in sports, the institution should remain a safe space for everyone in attendance. When a student experiences physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, school instantly becomes a place of danger and instability.  It is made worse when adults and authority figures are aware of the abuse and do not stop it.

Allegations of school abuse of athletes at Fort Recovery School between 2000-2010 make this issue important and relevant. If you or your child has been the victim of abuse at school, you may be afraid to speak up about your experience. It’s understandable to feel distrusting after what you’ve been through, but we’re here to let you know that you don’t have to go through this alone. 

A school abuse lawyer from David Christensen Law will support you through this experience and treat you with the respect and care that you deserve. Our attorneys have handled cases with similar circumstances and we will work diligently to secure justice for you and your family

Types of School Abuse

Abuse in schools can happen in a variety of ways. Common types of abuse include physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse. Depending on the age of the student, these types of abuse can look quite different. 

Initiation rituals and hazing can oftentimes involve severe abuse, such as the use of a “spirit stick.”  When this occurs, victims can be hesitant to speak out. If this has happened to you at Fort Recovery School, or elsewhere, join other victims to obtain justice.  

Physical abuse can involve hitting, shaking, punching, kicking, or any other type of physical harm. In schools, physical abuse is often seen in the form of excessive discipline. A teacher or coach can cross the line where discipline becomes assault and abuse.

Sexual abuse involves forcing or enticing a student to participate in unwelcome sexual contact, rape, or touching a student inappropriately.  This can include rubbing, holding, or other inappropriate types of contact. 

Emotional abuse involves being consistently threatening, hostile, or undermining to a student. Adults working in schools are meant to support student and, when they single out one child and punish them repeatedly, this can be seen as emotional abuse.

 

Contact a School Abuse Attorney

If you’ve experienced abuse of any kind while at school, reporting the incident could be beneficial to many people. Holding your abuser liable can ensure that the abuser isn’t able to bring harm to any other students in the future. You deserve justice for the suffering you’ve experienced and, with the help of an attorney from David Christensen LawDavid Christensen has teamed up with attorney Joe Yamin to pursue justice on behalf of victims of abuse suffered at Fort Recovery School, and elsewhere.  Justice is possible. 

If you’re ready to discuss your experience in greater detail with a Mercer County school abuse lawyer, call 248-213-4900 or fill out the contact form below to report your incident anonymously.