Chicago family files lawsuit accusing school of abuse

CHICAGO, Ill. – A family is suing a suburban Chicago school district, claiming abuse of their autistic 8-year-old son.

They claim he came home with permanent marker all over his back and that he was tied to a chair with an exercise band.

“I’m at the point where I do not even want to send him to school anymore,” said Lucia Roden, Gianni’s mother.

Speaking out about years of alleged abuse and neglect that she says her 8-year-old son with autism has endured at prairie oak elementary school.

“I gain their trust, then something happens again," said Lucia.

The Roden family filed a lawsuit against Berwyns North School District 98 after they say Gianni Fata Roden came home covered in permanent marker.

“I’m disgusted," said Lucia.

The black markings scribbled all over the child’s back.