- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a company that runs a New Jersey preschool violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it expelled a child with Down syndrome because she wasn’t potty-trained.

The complaint against Nobel Learning Communities was made public Wednesday. It claims the national preschool chain didn’t make reasonable modifications for the child who attended the Chesterbrook Academy in Moorestown.

The government is seeking an injunction and civil penalties against Nobel, as well as compensatory damages for the family.

An after-hours message left Wednesday night at Noble’s main office in Pennsylvania was not immediately returned.

The New Jersey attorney general’s office had sued the school over the matter last October. At that time, Nobel issued a statement saying it couldn’t comment on the case specifically but said Nobel’s schools are dedicated to serving a “diverse student population.”

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