COLUMBUS: An Ohio legal rights group wants to drop the lawsuit it brought over the Columbus city school districtís use of timeout rooms for children with severe emotional and behavioral problems.
The March lawsuit filed by the Ohio Legal Rights Service was sparked by a parentís complaint to the agency that her autistic son had been placed in such a room where he allegedly contracted a staph infection.
The lawsuit alleged the district failed to provide the legal rights group with documents it requested about the rooms, including how many the district has and the names of students placed in them during this school year.
The district had argued it provided the documents.
The legal rights group filed a request Tuesday asking without explanation that the case be dismissed.