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Teacher who allegedly wrote 'FOCUS' on ADHD student's forehead faces $3M lawsuit

FILE: This undated image shows chairs in a school classroom. (Credit: KUTV)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The parents of a former middle school student in Virginia are taking legal action against a former teacher, the school's principal, and the school district, claiming that their son was discriminated against for having ADHD.

The lawsuit seeks $3 million after the teacher allegedly wrote "FOCUS" on the student's forehead and told another kid to hit him when he said something disagreeable.

According to the court filing, the teacher, Daniel Board, grabbed the back of the student's head, and wrote "FOCUS" on his forehead in marker. The student was not allowed to wipe off the writing "until he completed his work."

The teacher would not allow other students in the class to take pictures of their classmate, but Board reportedly "took his own personal photograph" of the student.

The incident happened in September of 2016. The teacher was charged with assault and battery and resigned from teaching at the school.


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