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Lawsuit alleges Texas school district kept losing student

11 months 2 days 39 minutes ago Sunday, September 08 2019 Sep 8, 2019 September 08, 2019 2:53 PM September 08, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) - The family of a 7-year-old Central Texas girl has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging her former school district kept losing her by putting her on a bus when she should have stayed on campus for an after-school program.

KXAN-TV in Austin reports the girl's mother, Candy Mendoza, alleges the Round Rock school district lost her daughter four times.

According to the lawsuit, the girl was especially traumatized when she was dropped off in December 2018 when no family members or trusted neighbors were around, and she walked home alone.

Mendoza says her daughter "was crying and screaming for help."

In a statement, the school district says, "the safety of our students is our first priority, and that includes during the transportation of students before and after school hours."

Information from: KXAN-TV, http://www.kxan.com

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