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Crown Heights school slapped with $5 million lawsuit after locking out 5-year-old boy

By Mason White 12:48 PM February 11, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A school was slapped with a multi million dollar lawsuit after locking out a little boy who is suffering of cerebral palsy, from school, a lawsuit filed in New York alleges.

The Brooklyn mother of the 5-year-old, who one day came home from a Crown Heights school with a good Samaritan, is also suing the City of New York.

Sharon DeVore-Nelson is seeking $5 million in damages from the Department of Education for the emotional damage suffered by her son, Malachi.

The incident began when a teacher at the school told the boy to go outside and meet the bus aide. When the child went outside, he was locked out of his school.

A good Samaritan approached the crying boy and walked him home.

“This could have ended in a very tragic way. I want to thank the man for bringing my child home unharmed,” the mother said.