Former student alleges abuse at W. Ross MacDonald School

Student attended school in several years ago

Work has begun on a proposed class action relating to alleged abuse of former students of the W. Ross MacDonald School for the Visually Impaired and Deafblind in Brantford.

A media release says the case “involves allegations that the Ontario Crown failed to operate or supervise W. Ross MacDonald so as to ensure the safety and well-being of its vulnerable students, most of whom lived in residence during the school year.

It is alleged that those caring for the students at W. Ross MacDonald often approached them with contempt, prejudice and indifference; they engaged in abusive conduct, often taking advantage of the visual disabilities of students.”

The action was started by former student Robert Seed, who attended the school from 1954 to 1965.

The school is administered by the Provincial Schools Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Education.

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