View Full Version : Bronx Suing a School [Horace Mann] They Loved

09-01-2010, 09:34 AM
An excerpt from the N.Y. Times article (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/01/nyregion/01about.html) about the Nasses' tussle with Horace Mann over their son's suspension:
As a lawyer, Herbert E. Nass is clear about the case at hand: Anything to keep what he calls “the incident” from casting more of a shadow over his 16-year-old son’s life than it already has.

The boy, a 10th grader, was one of 60 students from the prestigious Horace Mann School who went to a Junior State of America convention in Arlington, Va., in February. By the second day, a record-setting snowstorm had the weather people chattering nonstop. The students had nothing to do but hang out in their hotel.

Mr. Nass’s son, complaining of flulike symptoms, went to a friend’s room for a nap.

That led to the first turning point in a story filled with if-onlys: If only he had taken his backpack with him.

But he did not, and that led to another if-only: If only his classmates had not remembered something that his father says another 10th grader, a girl, had talked about months earlier — that she had slipped off her top during a video chat.

And another: If only the classmates had not opened his backpack, fished out his laptop and turned it on.

And: If only they had not trolled his hard drive until they found photographs of that girl and another from Horace Mann — photographs the Nass boy had apparently saved from the video chats.

Soon, 40 pairs of teenage eyes were squinting at the laptop, Mr. Nass says, and before long, boys on the trip told one of the girls. She, in turn, told her parents.

“And that,” said Mr. Nass’s wife, Jodi, “was the beginning.”
To read more, click here (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/01/nyregion/01about.html).

09-02-2010, 01:07 PM
What do the parents propose the school do - ignore the fact that their ds had topless photos of a minor? It may be a prank and all but things could have been worse from a legal standpoint. Wondered if the parents would have felt fairness if the boys who grabbed their ds' backpack were also punished.

09-03-2010, 02:26 PM
If the family really wanted to make sure nobody outside HM found out about the incident, they can kiss that idea goodbye by suing the school. Figured they would have thought through this some more esp since they both went to HM.