Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Teen Sues School; Seeks More Than $75K

A San Diego area teen is suing Mount Miguel High School for more than $75,000, claiming she suffered pain and humiliation after her choir teacher allegedly called her names and more.

Jade Ray filed the lawsuit seeking damages against teacher Heather Hargett and the Grossmont Union High School District earlier this month.

In the suit, Ray claims that on Valentine's Day Hargett chose several students to deliver singing grams on campus and "intentionally excluded" Ray.

The teacher allegedly told Ray when she asked why she was excluded that she "looked bad" and did not have a choir T-shirt. After Ray reportedly asked about the $15 cost of the required T-shirt, Hargett allegedly told her to get out of class. When Ray reportedly would not leave, the teacher allegedly called Ray a "brat" and "ugly" and kicked her on the buttocks.

The Grossmont Union High School District said in a statement that it has followed through with appropriate action to address the allegations.

Ray's attorney claims he offered to settle with the school for $75,000, but they declined. He is now seeking a jury trial.

1 comment:

Hall Monitor said...

This story made! Voted #1 for crazy news in education.