LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – Shelby County Schools and staff members from Martha Layne Collins High School are named in a lawsuit filed in federal court.
Keshia Clemons claims her 14-year-old daughter Tatum was unfairly kept from playing on the tennis team.
Shelby County Schools spokesman Ryan Allen said the district plans to file a response in court, but cannot comment to the media due to federal privacy laws.
“They were setting her up to have a panic attack what they were hoping for,” Clemons said.
Tatum lives with Asperger syndrome and an anxiety disorder. Asperger’s is a form of autism and causes Tatum to be extremely sensitive and struggle with being social.
In the lawsuit, Clemons claims a new tennis coach made fun of Tatum for her Asperger’s in 2014–leading her to complain to the school.
“I submitted a 17 page complaint and received…
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