Lawsuit Filed in Case of Student Bullying

A Grundy County family has filed a lawsuit against their local school district after they say the district failed to act when their daughter was bullied. Charlee Funes, attends school in Gardner, and according to her family and attorney she was bullied daily and in one case physically assaulted. She was slammed to the ground and lost a tooth during the attack. Attorney Andrew Miltenberg tells WJOL this had been ongoing behavior Charlee and others had to deal with and that the family contacted the school multiple times with no apparent action taken.

The federal lawsuit lists the school district, the board of education and the district superintendent and alleges that the entire incident could have been avoided if the necessary parties had acted appropriately when informed of ongoing trouble.