Dec 8, 2015 1:28 PM
Claremont mom suing school district after she said daughter was knocked out in hallway
CLAREMONT - The parents of a Stevens High School freshman are suing the school district after they say their child was knocked unconscious in a school hallway by a classmate and the school will not protect their daughter.
Samantha Wilson said her daughter was attacked in November and suffered a severe head injury. The classmate who they say initiated the fight, was suspended for five days and the attack prompted the daughter to get a restraining order against her classmate.
According to the Eagle Times, Wilson is suing the district after she says school administrators did not do as much as they could to protect her daughter after she was allegedly grabbed by the hair and slammed head-first into the floor.
A lawyer for the family said the case will be solved in civil court and that the Claremont School District should protect its students from physical abuse.
Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin said that he and other officials are aware of the assault and the school system is taking steps to prevent bullying and violence.
In the meantime, Wilson said her daughter will be receiving her lessons at home for the time as the restraining order against her classmate is active.