FORT WORTH (October 12, 2013)--A federal jury in Fort Worth has awarded a $1 million judgment to a North Texas family that sued a school district over claims the district failed to stop a special education teacher from injuring their disabled son.
The family of Terrence Rideau II was awarded the damages Friday.
Rideau, 18, cannot talk and is confined to a wheelchair.
The lawsuit alleged Rideau suffered a head contusion, fractured thumb and dislocated knee as a result of mistreatment by the teacher in 2009 and 2010 at a school in Keller, northeast of Fort Worth.
Thomas Brandt, an attorney for the Keller school district, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram there's no evidence the injuries occurred at school.
The teacher is no longer with the district.