Posted on Mar 19, 2024

The Button Law Firm child abuse lawsuit featured on San Angelo LiveSAN ANGELO, TX — Shockwaves reverberated through East Texas when a recent lawsuit uncovered disturbing instances of verbal and physical assault against a 4-year-old student at Trinity Lutheran School. Featured prominently on San Angelo Live, the lawsuit, filed by The Button Law firm on behalf of the family, paints a harrowing picture of neglect and mistreatment within the school's walls.

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What Unfolded at the Texas Daycare

The article details a horrifying incident on March 24, 2021, involving a caregiver at the Trinity Lutheran School. According to the complaint, the child was subjected to a torrent of verbal abuse in front of her classmates, with the caregiver screaming, belittling, and ridiculing the child. The distressing ordeal, captured on the school's video surveillance system, exposes the teacher's egregious actions and failure to ensure the child’s safety and well-being.

According to the San Angelo Live article, instead of promptly addressing the severity of the situation, questioning the teacher, investigating the events leading up to that point, or contacting the child’s parents to pick her up, Trinity Lutheran School opted to send the four-year-old back into the classroom with the same frustrated, hostile, and irate caregiver.

The teacher continued to isolate the young child, denied her privileges, and even threatened to call the police, telling the frightened child that she would go to jail. Despite the child’s tearful pleas for her parents, the teacher continued to berate and isolate her, further exacerbating the child's distress.

The teacher even went as far as to say, “Oh, guess what? Your mommy and daddy are so tired of how you act that they don’t want you at home either; they want you to go to jail, too, because you don’t listen.”

It didn’t stop there. The article shares details about how the teacher physically assaulted the little girl by pushing her to the ground and shoving the girl’s pencil case into her body. The teacher then yanked and dragged the girl towards the front door.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Investigation of the San Angelo Daycare

Subsequently, the article discusses the aftermath of the incident, highlighting the lack of appropriate action taken by the school to address the teacher's conduct or provide support. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (THHS) conducted an independent investigation, citing Trinity Lutheran School for violating childcare standards.

The case also took a criminal turn, resulting in the arrest of the caregiver by the San Angelo Police Department on charges of injury to a child. The settlement in criminal court imposes strict penalties on the teacher, including probation and a fine, highlighting the severity of the charges.

The Button Law Firm Holds Negligent Daycares like Trinity Lutheran School Accountable

The Button Law Firm, representing the family, seeks accountability and justice for the trauma inflicted upon the child and other affected children. According to the article, the family demands exemplary damages, emphasizing the severity of the school's negligence in maintaining a safe environment for its students.

As the case progresses, The Button Law Firm remains committed to advocating for the family's rights and holding Trinity Lutheran School accountable for failing to protect the child and ensure a safe learning environment.

How The Button Law Firm Can Help You After Your Child Experiences Daycare Abuse or Neglect

If your child has been the victim of daycare abuse or neglect, contacting The Button Law Firm is your crucial first step toward seeking justice and accountability. Our dedicated team of daycare injury lawyers understands the sensitive and complex nature of these cases, and we're here to provide compassionate support and legal guidance every step of the way.

We'll listen to your story, evaluate your case carefully, and work tirelessly to ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions. With our extensive experience in handling daycare injury cases, we're committed to fighting for the rights of your child and helping them get the recovery they deserve. Don't hesitate to contact us for a free case evaluation. You can call us at (214)699-4409, email [email protected], or start a chat on our website. Your child's well-being is our top priority, and we're here to help you every step of the way.

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Dallas, Houston, and Midland Texas trial and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.