The mother of a Madison Central High School student who was stabbed in the chest earlier this year has filed a lawsuit against the school’s principal, a teacher and an aide.
Jaime Caldwell filed the suit Dec. 10 on behalf of her son, Stevie Christopher Caldwell, 17, who was hospitalized at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington following the Oct. 8 incident. Caldwell was stabbed in the chest with a knife in the school’s culinary arts laboratory during an altercation, police and school officials said after the incident. His assailant, also a 17-year-old student at the school, is identified in the suit by the initials J.H. and not by name.
The lawsuit names Central principal Gina Lakes, teacher Patti Etherington and teacher’s aide Rose Mansfield as defendants. All three are being sued as individuals and in their official capacities as school employees.
The suit alleges that the defendants were deficient in their responsibility to enforce school policies regarding students having knives and that they were negligent in upervising the students when the stabbing took place....
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Mother of stabbing victim sues principal, teacher
This from the Richmond Register: