Two parents are suing the Carver public schools for allegedly turning a blind eye while they say their 13-year-old son endured repeated harassment and physical abuse from schoolmates for being Jewish.
Jennyfer Sordillo and Robert Groezinger say their son was the target of anti-Semitic attacks on a daily basis by a group of boys who subjected him to offensive religious slurs and Nazi salutes. They say their son has had pennies thrown at him, been slammed against lockers, and been punched in the head. Most recently, the parents say in the lawsuit filed on behalf of their son, the tormenters drew a swastika in chalk outside their home.
Filed July 30 in US District Court in Boston, the lawsuit alleges that the bullying had been taking place for two years and that school officials “have done nothing to stop it.” The civil court action seeking unspecified damages names the Carver School Department, Superintendent Elizabeth A. Sorrell, Carver Middle High School Principal Scott Knief, and assistant principal Christine Cabral as defendants.
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