Horizon Science Academy sits across from McKinley Park at 2245 W. Pershing Road, Chicago.

Horizon Science Academy Subject of Federal Lawsuit

Published October 8, 2019

As reported by numerous media outlets, including a detailed report from WBBM-TV/CBS 2 Chicago, activities at Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park are the subject of a federal lawsuit alleging mistreatment of 8-year-old student Zacharion Townsend. On September 30, his father, Anthony Townsend, filed Townsend v. Concept Schools NFP et al naming defendants at Horizon Science Academy, including teacher Sarah Krippinger and gym instructor Kale Graham.

In addition to the lawsuit, Anthony Townsend has published a Change.org petition — Abuse of Zacharion Townsend by Teacher Sarah Krippinger — presenting his lengthy narrative of events related to the lawsuit.

Horizon Science Academy issued a statement noting their internal investigative process every time a claim of bullying arises, reports said. Named defendant Concept Schools NFP is the parent organization of Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park.

Click here to read and watch the WBBM-TV/CBS 2 Chicago report on the Horizon Science Academy lawsuit.


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