Trial date pushed back for lawsuit against Temecula Valley Unified for alleged abuse of special needs child

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The parents of Hudson Peterson say he was abused by a teacher’s aide at Tony Tobin Elementary School in Temecula, during the 2016-2017 school year when Hudson was 7 years old. The abuse caused a noticeable regression in Hudson’s skills and capabilities, the Petersons say. Photo courtesy of Shannon Peterson
Trial proceedings were delayed for a lawsuit filed by the parents of a child at a Temecula-area elementary school who are alleging a teacher’s aide abused their son. Shannon and Scott Peterson sued Temecula Valley Unified School District on behalf of their young son in December 2017. The trial was slated to begin Oct. 16, but a judge reset jury selection to begin Nov. 14 at the earliest, according to court records. The Petersons’ son, Hudson, who has Down syndrome, was 7 years old when he attended Tony Tobin Elementary School in south Temecula during the 2017-2018 school year. Hudson is identified in court documents as “Roe,” but Shannon Peterson provided his name. Shannon Peterson said her son was progressing healthily and had some verbal communication skills before he
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