'Time out room' lawsuit against school dropped

Jun 27, 2012

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought over the Columbus city school
district's use of timeout rooms for children with severe emotional and
behavioral problems.   

The March lawsuit filed by the Ohio Legal Rights Service was sparked by a parent's complaint to the agency that her autistic son had been placed in such a room where he allegedly contracted a staph
infection.  The lawsuit alleged the district failed to provide the legal rights group with documents it requested about the rooms, including how many the district has and the names of students placed in them during this school year.  U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost dismissed the lawsuit
Wednesday at the request of the legal rights' group, which said it has received the documents requested.