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Mom sues teacher who allegedly threatened to kill her gay son

Mom sues teacher who allegedly threatened to kill her gay son

Lawsuit claims the school caused her son 'emotional distress, embarrassment, humiliation, anxiety, stress and fear.'

A distressed mother is suing an Oregon school district and five teachers after one allegedly threatened to kill her gay son.

According to suit, Shawna Dicintio’s son – who is a special education student – ‘told his friend that he thought another student was cute’ during an assembly in March 2015.

Teacher Brett Trosclair then turned around and told the boys to ‘shut up’ and allegedly threatened to kill them and throw them down the stairs.

Dicintio said this was not an isolated incident.

The lawsuit claims that in May 2014 the dean of students allegedly refused to help while he was being verbally and physically assaulted in the lunchroom.

And in September 2014, another teacher allegedly told her son ‘to stop being a diva and a priss.’

After Dicintio complained, the school district’s policies on bullying and harassment were reviewed and staff were offered two-hour LGBTI-sensitivity training sessions.

However, Dicintio said this was not enough and instead caused her son ’emotional distress, embarrassment, humiliation, anxiety, stress and fear.’

Dicintio wants the school district to pay her son for past and future medical bills, as well as unspecified past and future wage losses.