Former Man High School student claims teacher choked, threatened him

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 4, 2016

LOGAN – A high school student alleges a teacher assaulted him in 2014.

Brett Wimmer filed a complaint on Oct. 7 in Logan Circuit Court against Charles E. Adkins Jr. and Logan County Board of Education alleging negligence, assault and battery and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was a 10th grade student at Man High School in October 2014. He alleges that the Adkins Jr., while acting within the scope of his employment with defendant school board, allegedly confronted plaintiff in the hallway and grabbed him by his shirt, choked him and threatened him. The suit states that the defendant was later found not guilty on the charge of battery in May 2015.

The plaintiff alleges that after the October 2014 incident, he felt uncomfortable attending the school since Adkins was still employed there and began homeschooling in November 2015. He alleges the defendant still taunts him in public.

The plaintiff holds Adkins Jr. and Logan County Board of Education responsible because the defendants negligently performed their duties within the scope of their employment, which caused the plaintiff's alleged injuries.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in an amount to fully and fairly compensate him for his damages and such other relief as the court deems appropriate. He is represented by Lonnie C. Simmons of Ditrapano, Barrett, Dipiero, McGinley & Simmons PLLC in Charleston.

Logan Circuit Court Case number 16-c-234

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