Student, parent sue district BY THE NUMBERS
Board of Education, Lorain police also named in lawsuit over Milk Duds incident
A Lorain City Schools student and her mother are suing the district, the board of education and Lorain police for more than $1 million on negligence claims.
The suit was filed Dec. 6 in Lorain County Common Pleas Court on behalf of Shannon Ciotti and her daughter, Autumn C. Ciotti, both of Lorain.
It names as defendants Lorain City Schools, Lorain Board of Education, Lorain Police Department, Lorain Schools CEO David Hardy Jr., Southview Dean of Academics Melissa Cheers, Southview School Security Guard Michael Johnson and Southview secretary Kimberly Roush, which the lawsuit states is director of out of school suspensions.
The suit makes three claims: negligence; gross negligence; and defamation.
It is seeking more than $50,000 in damages and more than $1 million in punitive damages.
Lorain Schools and Lorain police declined to comment on
Amount the lawsuit is seeking in damages
More than $1 million is being sought in punitive damages in the lawsuit