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Another student makes assault allegations against Pinnacle Schools

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Huntsville City Schools has a $1.5-million contract with The Pinnacle Schools to take in some of Huntsville's most troubled students. Huntsville City Schools has a $1.5-million contract with The Pinnacle Schools to take in some of Huntsville's most troubled students.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A second parent has come forward claiming her son was abused last week at The Pinnacle Schools.

The previous parent filed a police report with allegations that a 13-year-old was beaten in the ribs by a security officer at the private Huntsville school.

This new parent, Michelle Klaff, also filed a police report and is looking at taking legal action against the school.

Huntsville City Schools has a $1.5-million contract with The Pinnacle Schools to take in some of Huntsville's most troubled students. That includes students that have been expelled or are on the brink of expulsion.

Klaff claims her seventh grader alerted her that he and several other students were pulled out of class for talking, forced to do exercises, and were beaten last week. 

She took her son to the emergency room and had him checked out.

While she was at Huntsville Hospital, a nurse told her that her son was the second Pinnacle student to come in to the ER that day. The nurse also verified he had similar injuries. 

"I mean, I'm very upset. If it was a parent that did that to their child, the police would be knocking on their door. For you to send your child to get hit, there's no excuse for whatever he did," said Klaff.

The Pinnacle Schools has released this statement:

This incident arose when one of our staff discovered marks on a student.  Per our policy, we informed the parents, contacted DHR and put a staff member on leave.  The Pinnacle Schools is presently investigating this matter.

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