5:13 pm October 28, 2009, by Maureen Downey
Regular poster Terry sent this AP story to me Wednesday with the comment, “You would think they would have learned from the first lawsuit, now a second one. This is crazy and needs to stop.”
Mississippi School District Sued Again Over Alleged Paddling of Student
A school district in Mississippi’s Leflore County has been hit with a lawsuit from a student alleging injuries from a paddling.
An 11-year-old is seeking $500,000 from the Greenwood Public School District in a suit filed in Leflore County Circuit Court.
The child’s attorney said photographs show deep bruising on the then-10-year-old’s buttocks and that he also suffered possible kidney damage.
Phone calls by The Greenwood Commonwealth for comment to Superintendent Margie Pulley and the schools’ attorney, Richard Oakes, were not returned.
Last month, the guardian of a 6-year-old kindergartner also filed a $500,000 lawsuit against the Leflore County School District for alleged paddlings.
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