Stu­dent, par­ent sue dis­trict BY THE NUM­BERS

Board of Ed­u­ca­tion, Lorain po­lice also named in law­suit over Milk Duds in­ci­dent

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - FRONT PAGE - By Keith Reynolds [email protected]­ingjour­nal.com @MJ_kreynolds on Twit­ter

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

$50K

Amount the law­suit is seek­ing in dam­ages

$1M

More than $1 mil­lion is be­ing sought in puni­tive dam­ages in the law­suit

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