BANGOR — A former student who was assaulted at the Job Corps center in Maine and his mother have sued the company that operates the Limestone school over the student’s dismissal last year.

Gregory Poindexter and Chevonne Handy of Stamford, Conn., allege Poindexter was assaulted by three other students when he was 17, then kicked out of school because of alleged gang activity.

The suit was filed earlier this month against Career Systems Development Corp. and U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis in U.S. District Court in Bangor. The U.S. Department of Labor has oversight of the program in Limestone.

A Career Systems official tells the Bangor Daily News he had not seen the suit and could not comment.

Poindexter and his mother are seeking his reinstatement into the program along with unspecified damages.