In what experts believe is the first suit of its kind, some Illinois parents have filed a class-action lawsuit against their local school district over the harmful effects allegedly caused by the district's wireless network.

In the suit, the parents claim that Oak Park Elementary School District 97 installed a wireless local area network in classrooms despite what they call "a substantial body of evidence" that finds exposure to high-frequency electromagnetic radiation is especially harmful to children.

The plaintiff's lawyers "have collected more than 400 scientific articles, summaries, and...

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