Former Special Ed Student files Amended DC Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Teacher Who She Says Fathered Her Child

20-Year-old Ayanna Blue has filed an amended complaint to the Washington DC personal injury lawsuit she filed last year accusing Robert Weismiller, an ex-DC Public Schools teacher, of fathering her child. According to Blue’s civil attorney, several other females have also said that Weismiller also was inappropriate with them when they were in school. The allegations go back as for as two decades.

Blue used to study at Shadd Transition Academy, which is a school for kids with emotional and cognitive disabilities. She claims that staff at the high school suspected that Weismiller was having sex with her in his classroom but did nothing to stop the incidents, which went on for five months. Blue says that paternity test results show that there is a 99% probability that Weismiller is the father of her daughter, who was born on November 28, 2009. Blue’s lawyer has said that the District failed to protect the plaintiff from continuous exposure to a sexual predator. Weismiller, who was laid off, is no longer with the school.

Blue’s DC injury lawsuit contends that she continues to suffer financially and emotionally from her encounters with Weismiller. Her originally complaint requested compensation from him, DC schools, and Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee.

A school can be held liable for Washington DC personal injury if negligence on part of staff or other school employees allowed a student to get hurt. School districts must make sure that “dangerous” persons are not allowed on the premise and that there are no hazards on the grounds that could cause personal injury.

Attorney says ex-DCPS teacher assaulted multiple students, The Washington Post, April 28, 2011
More Alleged Victims in Lawsuit Involving Sexual Relationship Between Former DC Teacher and Student, MyFoxDC, April 28, 2011
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