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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of a student with autism has filed a lawsuit against an east Portland school district, claiming a school aide assaulted her child on a school bus last year.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Barbara Sideroff on Tuesday filed the suit against the David Douglas School District, claiming aide Natasha Jensen grabbed her 8-year-old son by the jaw and hit him on the face in June.

The suit seeks nearly $1 million for medical expenses and pain and suffering.

District officials declined to comment on the suit as it is pending.

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Officials say Jensen worked for the district from November 2016 until June 2017. The district declined to give a reason for Jensen’s departure.

The newspaper could not reach Jensen for comment.


Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive,