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updated: 6/19/2014 5:12 AM

Mount Prospect parents sue District 21, say son bullied

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By ABC7

A Mount Prospect family is going to court in a legal battle with their son's classmate and the school over allegations of bullying, ABC7 reported.

The family says that their son, a fourth-grader at suburban Robert Frost Elementary, has suffered serious and permanent injuries at the hands of his classmate.

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"He would wake up at night screaming and crying," said Deveri Del Core, the boy's mother told ABC 7.

Her son, Joaquin Del Core, was an eager student, until this past year, when his parents say a fellow fourth-grader started to bully him on a consistent basis.

"It escalated in events," Deveri Del Core said. "Threats on my son's life. Spitting, hitting, kicking."

"He became consumed more with fear than an eagerness and a want to learn," said Matthew Del Core, Joaquin's father.

After what they said were numerous failed attempts to get the school to intervene, the Del Cores began filing police reports to document the bullying, including one for battery, but they said nothing changed.

This week the Del Cores filed a lawsuit against the child accused of bullying their son, the child's parents and Wheeling Consolidated School District 21 for failing to provide adequate security for their son.

The lawsuit documents 12 separate instances of bullying against Joaquin. The Del Cores' hope is the suit, which seeks compensatory damages, also serves to change schools' policies with respect to bullying.

School district officials said they value the safety and security of their students and take bullying prevention very seriously.

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