Tampa, Florida- The Hillsborough School District faces yet another lawsuit from a family with a disabled child. They seek at least $15,000 in damages.
The district has been under scrutiny for several cases involving injuries and two student deaths.
School bus video shows an 8-year-old Autistic child unwilling to step off the bus being kicked off by the bus driver. The student from Tampa Bay Boulevard Elementary broke her ankle. The driver, 41-year-old Stephanie Wilkerson, was charged with aggravated child abuse, but pleaded not guilty and has a court date set for March.
WATCH: Video apparently showing Wilkerson pushing the girl
In a lawsuit filed in Hillsborough County by Kyinesha Johnson's parents, Curtis and Margaret Johnson, attorneys describe Wilkerson's actions as "so egregious and so outrageous that they shock the conscience."
"What frustrated me is these children have disabilities. Why are their rights different from everybody else's?" asked Mark Kamleiter an attorney representing children with disabilities.
Kamleiter told 10 News he's struggled with Hillsborough School District over the years.
"I've been doing this for 20 years; they frustrate me. For 20 years I've asked for training. I don't get it or what I get what the child [doesn't] need," explained Kamleiter.
According to Kamleiter, training is key to keeping kids safe.
"You need to train them. You need to do follow up monitoring and then they need retraining."
In the lawsuit complaint, the Johnsons claim Hillsborough operated an ineffective ESE program with an unqualified ESE Director, failed to investigate cases and failed to adequately train and supervise staff.
"You are taking a child away from the parents to school. You have to have the obligation to do what the parent does to keep the child safe," Kamleiter said, before adding that the Hillsborough School District failed to keep Johnson safe.
Since Johnson's case in September, plus two student deaths last year, the Hillsborough School District has increased safety training for bus drivers.
According to school officials, training includes securing wheelchairs, emergency evacuations of ESE students, giving CPR and first aid, transporting medically fragile students and learning new emergency protocol.
No one with the school district would comment because of pending litigation, except for board member Candy Olson. She said the bus driver's actions are appalling, however considering the district transports 200,000 kids a day, she thinks the district does a good job overall.
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