Lawsuit Filed Against County Schools After Attack On School Bus

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Circuit Court lawsuit against the Hamilton County Board of Education says the school system was negligent in connection with an attack on a middle school student by a high school student on a school bus.

The suit, filed by attorney James Kennamer on the behalf of Tonya McBryar, asks $300,000 compensatory damages.

Ms. McBryar said her son was attacked in an incident Jan. 22, 2013.

The suit says the attacker had a known history of violence at another county high school and was eventually expelled for zero tolerance offense(s). He was reinstated and moved to Ooltewah High School.

It says there was no protection on the bus for middle school students from high school students.

The suit cites $9,173 in medical expenses related to the incident. 

 


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