VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - The family of a child with special needs is slapping the Volusia County School District with a lawsuit Monday.
Since then, the teenager has been enrolled in intense therapy and living away from home during his recovery.
Jones' mother, Melissa Jones, said the reason they are in court is to send a message of education for the school district, not for students like Jones, but for every student.
The jury selected for the case will hear how the now 15-year-old was bullied to the point where he needed to seek intense therapy.
"They started pulling on me and then another boy came from behind and pulled my pants down," Jones said last year.
During a break from court proceedings
"There is such a thing as praying, reading a Bible and going to church. That is what I had to do to be able to deal with it," Jones said.
"Let them know that bullying is not
Dondre Jones too has his reason for taking this fight to court, that maybe someone else will see his struggle and fight like he did.
"'Oh he did it…well maybe I can do it' and they will try," Dondre Jones said.
The district did not comment on the