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Mason Co. mother alleges English teacher attacked her child


By Bree Gonzales | Dec 7, 2018

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POINT PLEASANT — A Mason County mother is suing the county school board and a teacher, alleging battery, negligent hiring, supervision and retention, violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act, reckless infliction of emotional distress and loss of filial consortium.

AH, a minor through his mother Shelly Connolly, filed a complaint in Mason Circuit Court against the Mason County Board of Education and teacher Marsha Nagy, alleging the teacher verbally and physically abused her 7th grade son and the board failed to remove Nagy from the classroom at Wahama Junior High School.

According to the complaint, between 2017 and 2018, AH was repeatedly harassed, bullied, and physically and verbally abused by Nagy, including an instance when AH and another student were struck by Nagy in the head. The suit says AH was scared to report Nagy's conduct because she might retaliate against him with physical violence and punish him with low grades. However, the lawsuit states, concerned students who witnessed the incidents did report Nagy's behavior. 

The plaintiff alleges the Mason Board of Education failed to permanently remove Nagy and take other corrective actions to protect the safety of her son and that Nagy intended to cause harm to AH.

Connolly seeks trial by jury, compensatory damages, punitive damages, pre-judgment and post-judgment interests, court costs, reasonable attorney fees and all other just and proper relief. She is represented by attorney Jared T. Moore of The Moore Law Firm PLLC in Morgantown.

Mason Circuit Court case number 18-c-89

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