Thursday, October 23, 2008

Parents sue in daughter’s beating at Louisa school

Parents sue in daughter’s beating at
Louisa school
$10,000 in medical expenses after child
beaten with glass candlestick

Parents of a Lawrence County High school student have filed a lawsuit alleging that school officials did not protect their 17-year-old daughter, who was severely beaten at the school in August.

Jerry and Melissa Moore say they repeatedly warned school officials that their daughter, Jerica, had been threatened by another student, according to he lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Ashland.

Specifically, Jerry Moore, the girl’s father, went to the school on Aug. 11 and spoke with James Boggs, the school’s principal, after Jerica received a message that “an attack was coming,” the lawsuit says. That same day, the principal was also given a copy of a handwritten letter which indicated that the juvenile was going to attack Jerica.

Boggs and Debra Delong, the assistant principal, had assured the Moores “that appropriate protection measures were in place,” according to the lawsuit....

Hat tip to Brad Hughes.

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