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Lawsuit Filed After White Students Allegedly Drag Black Classmate With A Rope

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The parents of a 12-year-old Texas girl, who suffered a severe rope burn on her neck during an overnight school field trip in Texas, filed a lawsuit Monday against the Live Oak Classical School.

According to the Huffington Post, the parents Sandy Rougely and Kevin Parker are seeking $3 million in damages to cover the cost of medical expenses, physical pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, impairment, loss of use and enjoyment of life of their daughter.

The family lawyer Levi G. McCathern told the website in a statement, “When we began to dig deeper into what happened, we were shocked at the utter failure in how Live Oak handled this situation after the injury occurred. Their tone deaf approach reflects an attitude that our client’s injury was not worth investigating, or even informing her mother about.”

“It was evident from our initial assessment that this case is not one of mere negligent supervision, but of a systematic and organizational failure in leadership by those in charge of the Live Oak Classical School,” the lawyers concluded.

In addition, the lawsuit claims that the incident was not an accident, citing that none of the students helped the student, nor did the school’s dean look into the incident or notify the student’s mother about the injury, the website noted.