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WV AG Implicates Two Administrators, School System in Berkeley Heights Abuse Case

May 8th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey sought to add claims Tuesday against a school principal, deputy superintendent and the Berkeley County Board of Education as part of a continued effort to hold accountable anyone who threatens to assault an individual because of his or her disability.  The Attorney General also referred the matter for potential criminal prosecution alleging violation of the state’s duty to report suspected abuse, a misdemeanor offense. Together, the moves mark a significant development in a lawsuit that initially accused a teacher and two aides of verbally assaulting two nonverbal autistic children. It all stems from conduct captured as part of a parent’s secret recording in November 2018 at Berkeley Heights Elementary School in Martinsburg…

 

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