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Appellee, Iris Johnson, a teacher in the Dermott Special School District, filed a complaint against appellants, the Dermott Special School District, and Bruce Terry, the superintendent of the school district, on July 31, 1998. In her complaint, appellee alleged various violations of the Arkansas Civil Rights Act. Appellee, who is wheelchair bound, alleged that appellants refused to make accommodations to enable her to continue her employment and that the accommodations which were made were inadequate and caused appellee to suffer further physical injuries. Appellee sought compensatory and punitive damages for injuries, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, and mental anguish, further alleging that Terry had made derogatory comments about her disability.

 
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