September 24, 2023

A mom is suing the Sumter County Faculty Board for negligence after her eighth grade son was allegedly assaulted in a Wildwood Center Excessive Faculty toilet by a highschool scholar.

The lawsuit was filed earlier this spring by Orlando-based lawyer Charles W. Smith on behalf of Phteca S. Davis, who’s the mom of the coed sufferer.

Within the grievance, Davis alleges that the college board and administration had been negligent in defending her son from an assault that came about in Might 2022, whereas the kid was an eighth grade scholar at Wildwood Center Excessive Faculty.

In line with the grievance, on Might 6, 2022, Davis’ son was making an attempt to make use of the restroom on the center faculty aspect of the campus.

Whereas the boy was within the toilet, the grievance alleges {that a} scholar from the highschool aspect of the campus entered the center faculty restroom and “assaulted and battered” the kid.

The assault resulted in “extreme private accidents” to the coed, based on the grievance.

Earlier than the alleged assault, Davis claims that “staff had been conscious of threats” made in opposition to her son, and that they “didn’t adequately shield” him or “stop his assailant from getting into the center faculty aspect of campus from the highschool aspect of campus.”

The grievance accuses the college of failing to “separate older highschool college students from the center faculty college students at Wildwood Center Excessive Faculty” to be able to shield “youthful college students from assault and battery.”

Davis’ attorneys additional accuse the college of failing to offer an academic setting that was “secure, safe, and free from harassment, intimidation, abuse, undesirable touching, battery, and bullying” from its college students.

On account of the alleged incident, the grievance claims the coed sufferer was injured, incurred ache and struggling, and required medical consideration for his accidents.

The grievance additionally alleges that Davis will proceed to “undergo damages sooner or later for medical and nursing bills” for the care and remedy of her son.

The lawsuit requires damages in extra of $50,000 and a trial by jury.

In line with court docket information, Davis and her son had been initially scheduled to be deposed this week earlier than these depositions had been postponed till Dec. 6, 2023.