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Kanawha County schools accused of negligence in care of Capitol High student


By Carrie Bradon | Mar 20, 2019

CHARLESTON — A parent is suing the Kanawha County Board of Education after her minor child was allegedly assaulted at school and threatened by another student.

R.S.H., a minor by and through his mother and next friend, E. Ross, filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against the Kanawha County Board of Education and the West Virginia Board of Education.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is seeking damages for an incident that took place at Capital High School on Aug. 18, 2016, when the plaintiff was involved in a physical altercation with another student. The suit states the plaintiff was attacked and threatened, and claims the defendant was negligent in their supervision of students and their duty to keep them safe.

The defendant is accused of negligence.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Troy Giatras of The Giatras Law Firm in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Joanna Tabit.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-104

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