CHARLES TOWN - The Jefferson County Board of Education wants a fence near an elementary school removed so it can build a road and has filed a lawsuit against the school's neighbor.
The lawsuit was filed July 17 in Jefferson Circuit Court as a petition for preliminary and permanent injunction. Winston Threadgill is the respondent.
The school board alleges "That the Respondent has blocked said easement, thus interfering with the necessary access to Blue Ridge Elementary School" and "That the Respondent's impediment upon said easement (a fence) has further prevented Petitioner's maintenance of a roadway on said easement."
The petition says Threadgill has not complied with the outcome of a case he filed in 2003 against the Jefferson County Board of Education.
"The petitioner has no other remedy at law but this Petition for Injunction," the lawsuit says. "Imminent and irreparable harm exist since respondent has cut off the main bus access to the petitioner's school and such facility requires access by road over the lands of the respondent on a daily basis."
David Camilletti of Charles Town firm Campbell, Miller and Zimmerman is handling the case for the school board.
Jefferson Circuit Court case number 06-C-241