CHARLESTON -- A woman whose daughter was attacked while getting off a school bus is suing the Kanawha County Board of Education.
On Nov. 23, 2009, Starr Haddox was exiting her school bus at Elkview Middle School when she as "viciously assaulted by Lindsey Fisher," according to a complaint filed March 5 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Teresa Haddox, Starr Haddox's mother, claims it is school policy for a faculty member to be present, but that there was no one present at the time of the attack.
By the time the bus driver intervened, Starr Haddox had been rendered unconscious and had sustained multiple blows to her head, according to the suit, and following the attack, she was kept at school for some time before her mother arrived.
Teresa Haddox claims during that time, no one called the police or any medical personnel.
As a result of the attack, Starr Haddox sustained a concussion; multiple contusions to her head and face; physical pain and suffering; mental pain and suffering; medical bills; and aggravation, annoyance and inconvenience, according to the suit.
Teresa Haddox claims the defendant was negligent in the performance of their duties by failing to take necessary and adequate steps to prevent and protect Starr Haddox from the attack.
Teresa Haddox is seeking compensatory damages. She is being represented by James M. Barber.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge James C. Stucky.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-416