Paterson student viciously attacked teacher with baseball bat, says lawsuit | Paterson Times

Paterson student viciously attacked teacher with baseball bat, says lawsuit


A teacher dispatched to the home of a suspended student to provide tutoring and bedside instructions became the victim of a “vicious assault” with a baseball bat, according to a lawsuit filed in New Jersey Superior Court.

Olanrewaju Alade, who teaches at the Great Falls Academy, an alternative school for troubled students, sued the district on Monday.

“Plaintiff was assigned by Defendants to go to a student’s residence for the purpose of tutoring. Plaintiff was not given any notice, warning, nor information as to the student’s predisposition to violence as well as, the reason for the student being suspended from school,” states the lawsuit, which names the district, superintendent Eileen Shafer, principal Zatiti Moody, and coordinator for home instruction Sabrina Gerald. “While at the residence, Plaintiff Olanrewaju Alade was the victim of a vicious assault by the student with a baseball bat.”

Moody serves as the principal of the Great Falls Academy.

Alade suffered “severe injuries.” Some of the injuries are “permanent,” says the lawsuit. He incurred medical expenses for treatment following the attack.

The lawsuit states district and school officials “knew or should have known” Alade was “walking into a dangerous situation, without warning, training or awareness” on May 24, 2019, date of the alleged assault.

Alade, who has worked for the Paterson school district for 21 years, is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

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  • MarquinhoGaucho

    The teacher will be retaliated against for filing a police report also the administration will accuse the teacher of provoking the student. That is standard practice by administrators

  • saintdubu

    Teachers do not get paid enough for all this bullshit lol.. hope mr. alade wins this lawsuit.

  • Miss jamaica

    I truly hope he has a good attorney.
    Maybe the attorney can also explore if he can go after the homeowner insurance as he was on private property. I am not sure.

    But he was instructed by the school district to go this function so the school district is liable. 21 years of service and this is what you get for doing a job that most teacher truly love.
    This kid may not need Tax Payers Paid Education

    This is my opinion.

  • John Brown

    And the parents. And or parent. Will blame the system for failing him when
    He's in prison. Not his violent behavior.

  • http://www.facebook.com/animalabusewar Animal Abuse War

    More great parenting skills in city of Paterson.That ill raised demon spawn belongs in jail. Tax payers paying to "educate" by bedside? Seems this little scum is not too sick if he found the strength and energy to viciously attack his teacher with a baseball bat. Let his parents pay for his education.

    • ReecezPiecez

      What makes you think the child was ill raised? And how does a "CHILD" that clearly needs help become a demon? What are you basing your statements on? Paterson? Ethnic Background? or just your stupidity? More than likely your stupidity. :)