A Washington woman filed a lawsuit against an elementary school on Sunday, alleging staff repeatedly locked her 8-year-old son in an outdoor enclosure during the 2019 school year.
According to KUOW, witnesses told district investigators that View Ridge Elementary student Jaleel Williams was sometimes kept in the enclosure — called “the cage” — anywhere from hours to the entire day. Williams was reportedly forced to eat his lunch on the concrete ground as other children played outside the enclosure.
District officials launched an investigation after a kindergarten teacher filed a discrimination lawsuit against the principal, Ed Roos. In the August 2019 lawsuit, the teacher alleged that Roos kept Jaleel Williams in an outdoor enclosure.
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