The school system is being sued again.
Disability Rights North Carolina filed a federal lawsuit this morning against Wake to get access to a self-contained autistic class at Carroll Middle School in Raleigh. The group has received allegations of abuse and neglect of those students but says Wake is blocking them from investigating.
Disability Rights, which is empowered by the Governor's Office to provide protection and advocacy services for disabled people, lays out some pretty serious allegations in its lawsuit.
The group says it has received allegations of students being improperly restrained with handcuffs, leading to bruising.
The group also says they've been told that Carroll has a room where students are encouraged to wrestle with one another and with staff to release their aggression.
The group says Wake has denied its right to get the names of the parents and students in the class, to interview staff and to visit during school hours.
According to the complaint, Wake has denied the group access to the names by citing privacy reasons. They've also told the group they can only visit the classroom after school hours. They've also told staff not to talk due to privacy issues.