WCSD locked down after parent attempted to file complaint

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Updated: 5/08 7:28 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- All is quiet now, but just over an hour ago, the Washoe County School District Administrative Building in Reno was on a precautionary code yellow lockdown and Reno Police were on scene. All of this was because one parent, Larry Dailey, says he was trying to follow district procedure to file an official complaint.

Last year, Dailey was arrested live on News 4, taken away in handcuffs when he attempted to speak at WCSD Superintendent Pedro Martinez's annual review.

On Thursday, Dailey was once again confronted by police, but this time he did not leave in handcuffs. He said, one year later, even after winning a lawsuit, he's still unhappy with the district's response to his concerns about his child's well-being.

"I tried to follow their complaint procedures to try to get a resolution because obviously the stuff we tried in the past didn't work. When it got up to Pedro Martinez's level, when I asked for a meeting with him to file a complaint, he never responded. I was told he was not available, not when he was available. I can show you in writing and he basically didn't follow procedures that say when you call or write they have to respond to you and listen carefully," said Dailey.

For links to News 4's Ashley Cullins' previous reports, click here. Stay with us for this developing story.

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renojim - 5/12/2014 7:58 AM
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Lol @Louie Enos, judging by the looks of you it's obvious you don't get off the couch much.

BR549 - 5/11/2014 5:20 PM
1 Vote
renojim,put down the crack pipe.Get off the dope and get a job.The tax payers are tired of supporting you.

larrydailey - 5/10/2014 12:11 PM
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Please know that the District, contrary to its claims, never asked me to leave its building. The "lockdown" incident occurred when I sat in the School Police (not Superintendent's) lobby, as the police asked me to do. I can verify this. Worse, I'm shocked that Mr. Martinez sees the following atrocities "minor and procedural in nature and not related to any substantive services provided by the District to Mr. Dailey’s child:" — Failing, multiple times, to implement my disabled child’s Individualized Educational Programs. — Delaying parents’ access to needed records, multiple times (despite attorneys’ involvement). — Testing my disabled high school child with a test that was designed for sixth graders. — Failing to get parents’ permission prior to evaluations — Failing to report my disable child’s progress or regression so that the IEP team can make informed decisions — Failure to use tests for purposes for which they are valid and reliable — Failure to administer a test according to the provider’s instruction — Failure to provide assistive technology services — Failure to comply with provisions of FERPA Unlike the District, I can substantiate my claims. Here are some of State's case numbers , concerning my child: #WA120712, #WA120312, #WA022513, #WA032013, and #WA060413. They are available at http://www.doe.nv.gov/Special_Education_Complaint_Reports/ All of those findings were sent to the office of the superintendent, so it seems awful that he would refer to them as "minor."

BR549 - 5/9/2014 6:24 PM
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tonysam,you are always crying about something like a cry baby! You are rude and disrespectful.

tonysam - 5/8/2014 5:20 PM
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News 4 won't do any investigating of any consequence because the school district is highly secretive. If you think parents are treated badly, and they often are, the teachers have it much, much worse. That's because principals are backed to the hilt by the district. I am still shocked the person who threw me under the bus is still employed there as a principal six years later instead of fired like she should have been.

Deacon Jim - 5/8/2014 5:19 PM
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You guys are masters at delivering content with no actual news. Why is he complaining? What is the complaint procedure supposed to be and how did he vary from it? Unless you know something we don't - and please feel free to share - it would seem that the story should be about his complaint and why he is not being allowed to file it.

renorandy - 5/8/2014 5:15 PM
2 Votes
check out the guy in the back ground and how he handles the american flag. somebody needs to show him how it's done

Carebear8007 - 5/8/2014 4:47 PM
3 Votes
Maybe its time that the news stations investigate what is going on with the school district and in perticular their handling of specail needs children. As a parent of a special needs child the school district is failing hard core and nobody is doing anything about it and the Superintent obvioulsy doesn't care!! Please someone do an investigation!!

Warrior - 5/8/2014 4:37 PM
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This makes No sense to me. Two or three years ago, Dennis, former Vietnam veteran, tried to deliver presents to the veterans hospital on Christmas Eve as had done for 11 years and the woman had blocked him because he had not been checked out by the Department of Homeland Security. She finally relented but they were followed around by the veterans police chief. Why is everyone innocent before guilty these days. Dennis has passed on, rip, he is the man on the left in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsIHkzf6RIs
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