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Federal lawsuit filed by family of student allegedly assaulted by city school tutor in 2016

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 16:45:36-04

BALTIMORE — The family of a student allegedly assaulted by a Baltimore City Schools tutor in 2016, has filed a Federal Civil Rights lawsuit, seeking $150,000 in damages.

Among those named as defendants are the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, the Principal of City Springs Elementary School, Timothy Korr who was convicted of assaulting the child, and his employer at the time, the Baltimore Curriculum Project.

The lawsuit alleges the defendants tried covering up the assault with made up stories and instead placed blame on the 7-year-old victim, despite the incident being captured on video.

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Baltimore Police at the time refused to release the video, calling it very disturbing at how it showed Korr slamming the boy into a wall “like a sack of potatoes.”

According to the family's lawyers, the child suffered a fractured jaw, three fractured teeth, a concussion, and post- traumatic stress disorder.

In 2016, following the incident, Larry Schugam, executive vice president of the Baltimore Curriculum Project, issued a statement saying Korr was terminated in what he called "an unusual, isolated incident for our schools."

Korr ultimately entered an Alford plea in court and was sentenced to 10 years behind bars with all but three months suspended, and three years supervised probation.