PS 24 parent sues over alleged scissor stab incident
By Sarina Trangle,
A PS 24 student hurled scissors at a classmate’s neck last March, saddling the girl with ongoing injuries, according to the $5 million lawsuit her mother filed in Bronx Civil Court on April 16.
According to court documents, Myriam Murphy blames “negligent” staff at PS 24 for letting her daughter’s classroom get so out of control that Caitlyn “was impaled in the neck” by scissors on March 23, 2011.
The incident left Caitlyn “severely injured, bruised and wounded,” according to the complaint, which said Caitlyn “will continue to suffer for some time.”
Court documents do not describe the age or grade of Caitlyn or her classmates.
PS 24 Assistant Principal Manny Verdi declined to comment on behalf of the school. The PS 24 Parents’ Association would not discuss the complaint.
The FDNY said it didn’t receive any calls from PS 24 on March 23, 2011, which indicates that an ambulance was not immediately dispatched to the school.
Casey Fundaro, the lawyer representing the Murphy family, would not discuss the lawsuit.