Lawyer taking on JCPS to protect 4th grader from alleged bully

Attorney Teddy Gordon
Attorney Teddy Gordon

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A lawyer who has battled Jefferson County Public Schools over the student assignment plan is taking on the school system again in a bullying case.

Teddy Gordon has filed 2 motions against the school system. Gordon asked Judge James Shake for an immediate restraining order against a 10-year-old 4th grade boy, saying he repeatedly attacked a 10-year-old 4th grade girl at Foster Traditional Elementary School. The school system objected to the order and a hearing is now set for May 2.

Gordon says it started when the students were in third grade. They were put in separate classrooms after an incident of bullying, but while on the playground Gordon says the boy karate chopped the girl. JCPS says they are aware of that situation, investigated and took appropriate action. Gordon says the problem now is the students were put back in the same class this school year as fourth graders.

He says they've been negotiating with the school to get the girl transferred to a different school, when that didn't work the family decided to take legal action. Gordon says in the last month the bullying has gotten worse claiming the boy even chased the girl around a classroom with scissors.

JCPS says they were just made aware of the more recent issues last week and say they will once again investigate.

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