Brookfield, Wisconsin attorney William Rettko has filed a $50,000 calim against the Greenfield Middle School for false imprisonment and battery after giving a girl a “time out.” The lawsuit claims that the teacher allowed other students to commit battery on the girl during the time-out.
While battery is another story, false imprisonment for a time out appears quite weak for a time out. Of course, false imprisonment cases will often address the time, place, and manner of the confrontation. However, schools are given a great deal of discretion in the discipline of students.
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