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Azalea Middle parents sue school board

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November

The parents of an Azalea Middle School student sued the Pinellas County School Board and the parent of another student after they say their child was injured during P.E.

In the lawsuit dated Oct. 29, Cary and Lori Forney claim that Rene Plummer's child engaged their son in a game called "tapping" back in February. The game involved "striking and/or hitting and/or forceful touching that resulted in significant injury" to the Forneys' son.

They sued for $15,000 in damages, saying their son would have a diminished capacity to work when he became 18, and that all members of the family incurred psychological damage.

In the suit, the Forneys' lawyer say they are suing the school board for not providing proper supervision of the students during P.E. class. They are also suing the other child's mother, Rene, for not teaching her child to behave differently.

The full suit can be found here.

[Last modified: Monday, November 18, 2013 3:00pm]

    

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