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Carver Technical Education Center student alleges another student attacked him, fractured jaw

State Court

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 10, 2019


CHARLESTON – A Carver Technical Education Center student alleges he was attacked by another student at the school and that disciplinary actions against him were not kept confidential.

Tristan Givens filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Kanawha County Board of Education, Thomas Tucker, Phillip Calvert and Preston Sizemore alleging negligence; negligent hiring, supervision and retention; and other counts.

The suit states that the plaintiff attended a course instructed by Tucker at Carver Technical Education Center and on or before Jan. 4, 2018, Tucker, Calvert and the board of education instituted disciplinary actions against the plaintiff for violating school policy. The plaintiff alleges the board, Calvert and Tucker failed to maintain the confidentiality of the disciplinary actions and disclosed it to other students.

The suit states on or before Jan. 4, 2018, Sizemore, another student at Carver, attacked the plaintiff in a classroom, causing multiple fractures of his jaw

The plaintiff alleges the defendants were negligent in failing to supervise and monitor Tucker, failed to be present in the classroom were the plaintiff was attacked, and failed to maintain the confidentiality of school disciplinary proceedings.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by J. Kristofer Cormany of Cormany Law PLLC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Louis Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-492

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