The parents of a kindergarten student have sued the Hamilton County Schools on grounds that their daughter was dropped off at a bus stop 30 minutes early and wound up getting bit by a dog.
Scott and Ellen Leamon also sued bus driver Garland Johnson.
They are asking $50,000 in damages.
The suit says the incident happened on the first day of school last year. It says the child boarded a bus at McConnell Elementary and was dropped off at Ridge Bay Drive in Hixson "approximately 30 minutes prior to the prescribed drop-off time."
It says the child and another child "walked up the hill on a very busy street by themselves." After they found no one at the Leamon house, a neighbor invited them in.
The parents said a dog with a violent history was inside and it bit their daughter. She was taken to Children's Hospital for treatment of lacerations to her left forearm.
The child suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome since the incident, it was stated.
The suit, filed by attorneys William Rieder and Kurt Schmissrauter, asks $50,000 in damages.