A kindergarten teacher in Texas was sentenced to six months in prison after he was convicted of filing a child abuse complaint with the district.
The sentence was given Thursday in Austin by U.S. District Judge Richard Cline.
The Texas Board of Education had earlier suspended him from teaching for two years, a school district spokeswoman said.
In January, a judge ordered Cline to pay $2,000 to a family whose son died of a rare disease.
In the lawsuit filed in September, Cline alleged that the father of a 13-year-old boy had abused him and that the child had been sexually abused.
The boy died from a rare form of cancer after being forced to have chemotherapy and radiation treatments at a Houston hospital, Clines lawyers said.
The school district was initially ordered to pay for the boy’s funeral and medical expenses, but later dropped the charges.
The boy’s parents also lost their homes.
The judge also ordered the district to pay the boy $3,000.