A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a 14-year-old Christian student in Florida based on his description of a concerted campaign by classmates and their parents to falsely portray him as a violent wannabe killer with access to knives and guns.
The lawsuit was in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on behalf of Nicholas Ortiz against Mater Academy by the law firm of Dhillon Law Group.
“Ortiz, a practicing Christian, regularly brings his Bible to school to read during his free time. For this activity, the complaint alleges that Ortiz has regularly been ostracized and targeted for his beliefs by fellow students, staff, and school administrators,” the legal team said in its report about the action.
“The complaint also alleges that school offices broke Florida law by repeatedly ignoring Ortiz’s parents requests for inquiries into their son’s bullying.”
The complaint cites various examples of students harassing Ortiz, including “planning to physically assault him, a science teacher humiliating him for his faith in front of his peers in a classroom setting, and his peers creating false and defamatory statements claiming that he was planning a school shooting to disparage him.”
“Mr. Ortiz is experiencing something that no American should ever have to experience,” said Dhillon Law Group managing partner, Harmeet K. Dhillon. “It’s bad enough that the school has done nothing to stop the bullying (continued)
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