HOUSTON (CBS/KHOU/AP) The family of a 13-year-old boy whose beating by Houston charter school teacher Sheri Lynn Davis was caught on a classmate's cell phone has filed a lawsuit against the teacher and the school.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday on behalf of Isaiah Reagins by his mother, Alesha Johnson.
The science teacher was fired Monday night from Jamie's House Charter School, after video of Reagins' beating became public.
Davis allegedly backed 13-year-old Isaiah into a corner and began beating him while his classmates watched.
The teacher "just started beating him up," Janiqua Johnson told KHOU. "His behavior may have been bad but he didn't deserve that," Johnson said, referring to the teasing that preceded the alleged beating.
His family says the boy suffered a black eye and other bruises. Johnson says she's taken her son out of the school.
A spokeswoman for the school said she couldn't comment on the lawsuit, but that school officials feel they handled the situation appropriately after learning of it.MORE ON CRIMESIDER