As a parent, the safety of your child is always at the forefront of potential concerns. These concerns can grow even larger when parents are forced to leave the well-being of their children in the hands of another. Schools, for example, take on enormous amounts of responsibility when they are entrusted with the well-being of hundreds of kids each and every day. Consequently, schools must be very careful and conscientious about how they monitor the safety of their students. Unfortunately, sometimes schools fail to stay diligent, and students can be endangered as a result. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
Jefferson High School, in Jefferson City, Missouri, is currently the target of a lawsuit alleging that it was negligent in allowing a man to pose as a parent in order to remove a student from class. According to the report, the man then sexually assaulted the student, who has elected to remain anonymous. The suit alleges that one of the teachers at Jefferson High School failed to ask the man for proper identification, and did not follow a number of other procedures designed to protect the safety of Jefferson High students. Both district policies and the high school handbook outline various steps that need to be taken before a parent can remove a child from class, and few to none of these steps were taken.
The school, which is being represented by Ryan Bertels and Chris Rackers of Jefferson City’s Schreimann, Rackers & Franca LLC, plans to put forward affirmative defenses of immunity as well as claiming the student failed to mitigate damages. The Jefferson High student is being represented by Daniel J. Rhoads of the Rhoads Firm LLC of Saint Louis, Missouri.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of the negligence of another, act now and contact one of our expert personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Massachusetts negligence lawyer professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!