CCSD looks to settle lawsuit alleging physical harm of mute student

CCSD looks to settle lawsuit alleging physical harm of mute student

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CCSD looks to settle lawsuit alleging physical harm of mute student

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COURTESY While autistic 13-year-old Dennis Moore was in a wheelchair and mute while attending Las Vegas’ Variety School, he has since moved to Boston with his family, where he’s learned to run, unicycle and communicate with an iPad, said his mother, Elizabeth Moore, who’s settling a lawsuit with Clark County School District for numerous abuse allegations at Variety spanning years. Dennis Moore runs in a 2k race in Boston in June

By TREVON MILLIARD
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

For years, Elizabeth Moore couldn’t get a straight answer from Variety School staff about the bruises on her son’s body and the cuts to his face.

“We didn’t know what to do. He was getting off the bus like this,” said the mother and gynecologist whose son, Dennis Moore, is mute and autistic.

Her frustration with the lack of answers led her to file a lawsuit against the Clark County School District in 2012.

As her lawyers built the case, an eyewitness testified that when Dennis was 9 years old, he was kicked in the chest by his special education teacher, which sent him head-first into a concrete wall.

Now 13, Dennis still bears a scar on the back of his head from hitting an electrical outlet on that concrete wall. A brain scan showed evidence of permanent brain trauma.

And that was just the worst of the abuse Dennis suffered in his three years at Variety, a school for special education students, Moore said. She relied…

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