A 13-year-old Arizona student’s parents are preparing to sue their son’s school district for $2.5 million, claiming the school did not do enough to prevent his teacher from allegedly molesting him.
The parents filed a notice of claim against Liberty Elementary School District on Monday, taking the first step in filing a lawsuit against the school district, KSAZ reported.
Authorities arrested the teacher, Brittany Zamora, 27, in March and charged her with ten counts of felony sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of felony molestation, and two felony counts of furnishing sexually explicit material to a minor.
Three other Las Bristas Academy Elementary School students also provided written statements, expressing concerns that Zamora had been giving the 13-year-old boy favorable treatment in class and that the two had been “dating.”
Zamora, who has pleaded not guilty to all charges, remains in jail awaiting trial and is expected to make her next court appearance on Wednesday, the Arizona Republic reported.