Thursday, October 29, 2009

MS: Student files suit over paddling; 2nd such suit against Leflore County Schools

October 23, 2009

GREENWOOD, Miss. -- A school district in 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 filed a $500,000 lawsuit against the Leflore County School District for alleged paddlings.

Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth,

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