Yedidsion Seber LLP filed lawsuit against San Bernardino Unified School District alleging school police officer beat and bullied student

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A lawsuit against the San Bernardino Unified School District alleges that a police officer retained by the school district to protect students bullied and beat 17-year-old high school student Josue Muniz.

Jonathan Seber

“Officer Clark, a former wrestling coach, was hired by the school presumably to protect the students from bullying and acts of violence. Instead, Clark allegedly bullied my client and beat him using excessive force."

A lawsuit against the San Bernardino Unified School District alleges that a police officer retained by the school district to protect students, bullied and beat 17-year-old high school student Josue Muniz. (Josue Muniz v. San Bernardino Unified School District et. al, Case # CIVDS1313805)

The complaint, filed November 14th 2013 by Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Jonathan Seber, alleges that Muniz, a 17-year-old Arroyo Valley High School student, was thrown to the ground, sprayed with pepper spray and handcuffed in the school courtyard by school employee Mark Clark. Clark then forced Muniz into an empty schoolroom and beat him, according to the complaint.

In addition to injuring Muniz, the suit alleges that the beating, which was precipitated by Clark’s observation of Muniz hugging his girlfriend in the school courtyard, shocked and frightened the students Clark had been hired to protect.

“Officer Clark, a former wrestling coach, was hired by the school presumably to protect the students from bullying and acts of violence,” said Seber, whose law firm, Yedidsion Seber LLP specializes in personal injury cases involving bullying and sexual abuse. “Instead, Clark allegedly bullied my client and beat him, using excessive force.”

Clark and the school district are named defendants in the lawsuit, which charges that the school district was negligent when it hired Clark, and that it allegedly failed to properly train, supervise or manage him, resulting in Muniz’s injuries.

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