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Family of Autistic Boy Seeks $20 M For Abuse On School Bus

The lawyer for a Bedford County father has filed a $20 million lawsuit against a number of parties, including a former school bus driver and former driver's aide. Thomas Kilpatrick, 47, is accusing the two women of physically abusing his 12-year-old autistic son on his way to the Laurel Regional Special Education Center, a special needs school in Lynchburg. Lawyers for the family say that boy is still suffering from permanent emotional damage more than two years later. Their most compelling evidence is an hour and a half worth of surveillance video from the school bus. They say it captures the autistic boy being hit, kicked and even choked by the former school employees. P. Brent Brown is an attorney for the Kilpatrick family. "When people look at the surveillance video they will be horrified," said Kilpatrick from his Roanoke office. The suit alleges 12-year-old Timothy was strapped int



Added: Oct-8-2011 
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Tags: caught on tape, cctv, security camera, autistic boy, abuse, school bus, law suit
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, United States (load item map)
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