Fla. Boy in School Beating Sues for Right to Education

By: AP
By: AP

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) --

The Florida boy charged with stomping on a girl's head claims he's being cheated out of an education while in jail.

Lawyers for 16-year-old Wayne Treacy filed a lawsuit Wednesday, Dec. 2 against the Broward County School Board and the Sheriff's Office.

It says Treacy is getting less than five hours a week of
instruction as he awaits trial on an attempted murder charge for
the March 17 attack. But the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports
that school district records show he's getting just under 30 hours
a week.

School Superintendent Jim Notter said he'll look into the claim.
The Broward Sheriff's Office declined to comment.

The lawsuit requests 25 hours of instruction per week. It
questions whether juvenile inmates who are charged as adults, such
as Treacy, are getting the schooling they're entitled to.


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