Mamaroneck schools sued for failure to meet student's needs
The family of a local teen is suing the Mamaroneck Union Free School District for failing to meet his special needs.
Ian Hynes, 17, is severely dyslexic and has Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). He found himself in a downward spiral at the Hommocks Middle School. His mother says she was constantly battling with him to do his homework and just go to school.
Hynes says in Mamaroneck he was socially promoted -- placed in a class where one student was blind and another autistic -- their educational needs so different from his own.
Hynes is now a junior at the GOW School outside Buffalo, New York. At the GOW School, he's in small classes with other dyslexic students. ?Right now I would probably be a drug dealer if it wasn't for GOW,? says Hynes. ?It really changed my life around.?