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Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, 2:48 p.m.

After her son broke out a bus window during a bullying incident, Clairton City School District failed to provide him with transportation that would have kept him in school, the mother of a 9-year-old former student claims in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

The mother, identified only as L.F., claims the district failed to accommodate her son's disabilities, which include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a mood disorder and an impulse control disorder. When her son was being transported in a van with an aide, he did fine, but when the district put him on a regular school buss with bullies, things got out of hand, the lawsuit says.

The bus company refused to let her son back on the bus and the district failed to come up with any alternative, the lawsuit says. Her son is now in a residential treatment facility, the lawsuit says.

Charles Steele, the mother's lawyer, couldn't be reached for comment. John Rushford, the attorney representing the district, declined comment.

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