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A distraught mother is suing an educational organization funded by Bill and Melinda Gates, claiming her son was left with permanent brain damage following an assault at one of the company's schools.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Green Dot Public Schools, a non-profit organization which operates 20 charter schools in California, including Animo Westside in Los Angeles where the incident occurred.
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It was there, in January 2018, that the sixth-grade student was violently attacked by a classmate while in full view of a staff member.
The suit alleges that the 12-year-old boy was 'punched in the stomach, grabbed by the neck and then strangled' before he eventually lost consciousness.
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The incident was captured on security footage, with the lawsuit claiming that the school employee not only failed to stop the assault, but also 'failed to administer CPR and notify emergency services properly'.
According to papers filed in Superior Court of California, 'approximately 20 minutes passed from the moment the boy was strangled to the time emergency services were notified'.
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The boy was 'in and out of consciousness and also exhibited signs of what seemed to be a seizure' before an ambulance was called.
That time period may have been crucial in rendering medical assistance, as the boy now reportedly suffers permanent brain damage as a result of the attack.
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The suit claims the student 'has struggled with his academics following the assault, and has been diagnosed with several learning disabilities' .
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