Pueblo School District Denies Lawsuit Allegations

By: 11 News Email
By: 11 News Email

Pueblo, Colo. (AP) - Pueblo City Schools plan to fight a lawsuit charging staff members at a school with illegally restraining a special education student two years ago.
The lawsuit, filed this week in federal court in Denver, alleges Bessemer Academy employees routinely restrained the student in a ``secure wrap-around table,'' and at one point broke the girl's arm.
The wrap-around tables were designed for children with orthopedic problems.
Court records identify the girl only as ``Ebonie S.'' her age wasn't released, but Bessemer is a preschool through eighth-grade school.
District spokesman Greg Sinn on Friday produced a copy of a police report in which officers determined the girl's broken arm occurred before she arrived at school that day.
Sinn called the allegations in the suit ``unfounded'' and said the district plans to vigorously defend itself.

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