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Bemidji School District Sued over Boy's Walk in Cold

Updated: 04/09/2014 9:46 AM
Created: 04/09/2014 9:43 AM WDIO.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A lawsuit against Bemidji Area Schools alleges a bus driver made a 6-year-old boy walk blocks to his house in freezing temperatures because he was misbehaving.

A court summary of the case says the boy was crying and fearful that he would never see his family again after walking 5 to 10 minutes to his home in Wilton in February of 2013 when it was 10 degrees above zero.

The boy's mother filed a complaint with the Minnesota Department of Education, which determined the bus driver neglected the boy, but that the child did not suffer any physical harm.

The Star Tribune reports the boy was diagnosed with a behavior disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and was among several students misbehaving on the bus that day. The Bemidji superintendent did not immediately return a call for comment.

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Information from: Star Tribune

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