A 9-year-old Brooklyn girl has become the latest victim of severe bullying at school, having been subjected to what the New York Post describes as “vile physical and sexual abuse.” According to the victim, she was molested in a school bathroom by two male students who beat her and forced her to drink toilet water. Her attackers reportedly threatened to kill her if she reported them. But after a second assault at school, the young girl notified school officials.
Now, the child’s lawyer, Stephanie Ovadia, has filed a lawsuit against the city, questioning why school administrators at PS 22 never notified the police of the brutal attacks.
The fourth grader transferred schools, but after another bullying incident, she began to have panic attacks — symptoms of acute stress disorder. The young girl has sought treatment at a psychiatric hospital to help her cope with the ordeal.
On top of coping with trauma, the girl was turned away from another public school who considered her a “liability.”
On Monday, Ovadia filed an $11 million notice of claim to sue the city for the alleged torture-like bullying.