Family files lawsuit against JCPS Head Start program

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Updated: Jul. 12, 2018 at 8:06 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Jefferson County Public Schools Head Start program has been hit with a lawsuit.

Those filing suit claim the Tully Early Childhood Head Start Program, its principal, two teacher assistants and the district were negligent when failing to provide a safe learning environment.

The mother of the student at the heart of the lawsuit claims her non-verbal three-year-old was abused while attending Tully.

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The child is now attending a different school.

JCPS recently relinquished a $15 million federal Head Start grant after repeated allegations of verbal and physical abuse in the program.

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