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Mother blames Mingo Co. school board after child sustained head injuries in gym


By Carrie Bradon | Jun 19, 2019

WILLIAMSON – A Williamson mother is suing a school board after her daughter sustained head trauma in a school gym. 

Brandy Fletcher, as parent and next friend of her infant daughter, Haylee Baisden, filed a complaint in Mingo Circuit Court against The Board of Education of the County of Mingo alleging negligence.

The suit states that Baisden was allowed access to the gym by a substitute teacher at Lenora K-8 school on Oct. 3, 2016, when the incident took place. The suit states Baisden was thrown into the air and dropped on the floor by other students and sustained head trauma and other injuries.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to supervise its employees and failed to employ properly trained and capable substitute teachers.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Greg K. Smith of the Law Office of Greg K. Smith in Williamson.

The case has been assigned to Judge Miki Thompson.

Mingo Circuit Court case number 19-C-56

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