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Mother of 14-year-old girl sues charter school following assault

Posted at 11:50 AM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 14:37:53-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The family of a 14-year-old girl who suffered a traumatic brain injury following an assault at a Buffalo charter school has filed a lawsuit.

The incident happened last June.

Twanna Harp's head was slammed into a bathroom sink at Charter Middle School for Applied Technologies (CSAT), according to the lawsuit.

Harp suffers from mental trauma because of the attack.

The lawsuit accuses CSAT of not having the resources to respond to the incident and that the school failed to provide a safe environment for the students.

The lawsuit also alleges that the school refused to remove one of the girls involved in the attack from the school.

The mother of the daughter filed a lawsuit against multiple defendants seeking financial damages.

A spokesperson for CSAT provided this statement:
"We respect every student's right to privacy. While it is not our practice to publicly discuss a student's private information, families can rest assured that CSAT takes appropriate measures to ensure students are safe. Many of CSAT's safety protocols can be found online at []."