Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The family of a girl who was allegedly molested by a former substitute teacher and camp counselor is suing the Broward County School District.

READ MORE: Zoo Miami Helps Discover A Brand New Spider Species In Miami

“This family decided not to stay silent and to come forward and to take justice into their own hands and to seek justice through a civil complaint,” said Jeff Herman, the family attorney.

The lawsuit alleges Christopher Falzone sexually assaulted a nine-year-old while substitute teaching at Sheridan Hill Elementary School.

READ MORE: Hialeah Gardens Bus Stop Shooting, 1 Dead, 2 Injured

Falzone was fired from the school in 2013.

The victim’s mother says Broward schools told her Falzone would not work with kids again.

The lawsuit claims Broward schools was negligent.

MORE NEWS: Vaccination Sites Ready For Influx After Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Paused

The family is seeking more than $5 million in damages.