Parents of a former River Ridge Middle School student are suing the Pasco County School Board after they say two boys showed their son “obscene” pornographic material several times on a school iPad. 

According to the lawsuit, filed April 24, the victim was 11-years-old at the time of the incidents, which occurred between Aug. 2015 and Dec. 2015. 

The suit states that on several occasions, two older male students showed the victim porn on school property during school hours, using school-issued iPads. 

The victim told a gym teacher but according to the lawsuit, the teacher told him not to be a “tattle-tale.” 

The lawsuit doesn’t state when or how the parents found out or why the suit was filed two and a half years after the last documented incident. 

The parents argue that the teacher failed to take action and therefore led to their son being continually exposed to “obscene pornographic materials, ultimately causing mental and emotional harm, behavioral changes and need for psychiatric care.”

Both parents claim that inadequate security features and internet blockages on the iPads allowed the students to access the material while on campus. 

They say the teacher should’ve reported the alleged security flaws and that the school board was neglectful in hiring him and keeping him on the job. 

According to the suit, the child has psychiatric and medical expenses that will continue into the future. 

The paperwork states that the family is being represented by Athanason & Bolduc law firm in St. Petersburg. 

The family is requesting a trial by jury to cover damages which exceed $15,000. 

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