Thursday, February 9, 2012
A deaf student with cerebral palsy is suing a Southern California school district for barring him from playing on his high school baseball team.
Ayala High School student David Barker's suit against the Chino Unified School District said he's played baseball since he was 9 years old and he played on the Ayala freshman baseball team.
But coaches told him more than a year ago that he was barred from playing on the junior varsity team because of his disabilities.
The lawsuit said it's a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Attorney Jason Ryan Thompson told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin that the teenager wants a court order to force the school to allow him on the team.
District spokeswoman Julie Gobin said there will be no comment.