The family of a special education student is suing a Long Island, New York, school district for $25 million, alleging their 12-year-old son was forced to falsely confess to belonging to ISIS and planning to blow up the school, NBC News reports.
The lawsuit, filed Monday, accuses East Islip Middle School administrators of violating Nashwan Uppal's constitutional rights when they allegedly coerced him into saying he was a terrorist and had bombs, searched through his belongings and locker, and for a period of time refused to let him contact his mother.
The alleged forced confession came a day after older students harassed Uppal in the cafeteria, repeatedly calling him a terrorist and asking "what he was going to blow up next," the suit says.
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East Islip Union Free School District spokesman Michael Ganci told NBC News the district doesn't comment on pending litigation.