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      Student forced to shower files suit against Keokuk School District

      A Keokuk Middle School student and his family filed a lawsuit against the school district accusing it of false imprisonment and assault.

      A Keokuk Middle School student and his family filed a lawsuit against the school district accusing it of false imprisonment and assault.

      The lawsuit filed in Lee County District Court says that on Feb. 12, 2014, district employees forced the student " the plaintiff identified only as John Doe Juvenile " to disrobe and shower.

      The family is seeking damages related to the student TMs mental anguish, medical bills and pain and suffering.

      Plaintiff was forced into a room and was not allowed to leave until the defendant decided he could, according to the lawsuit.

      At no time did the district give the student the option to return home to take a shower, nor were the child TMs parents contacted by any school or district official, the lawsuit says.

      The employees of the Keokuk Community School District did not make efforts to keep their demands and actions confidential and the student body was aware of the actions of the employees and agents of the Keokuk Community School District regarding the plaintiff| according to the lawsuit.

      The five-count lawsuit accuses the district of negligence, infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment and assault.

      Judge John Wright threw out part of the lawsuit Monday at the defense TMs request. The original lawsuit sought punitive damages. Wright TMs order says that school districts and other municipalities are not subject to punitive-damage awards.