Lawsuit: Mother claims teacher broke kid's arm


The Fayetteville Observer reports that a mother claims a teacher at Walker Spivey School broke her daughter's arm in 2008 and she wants thousands of dollars to cover past and future medical bills.

The school district attorney tells ABC11 they've received the suit and the teacher was properly trained in the restraint of students.

"We have received the lawsuit against Dawn Owens and the Cumberland County Board of Education regarding the student injury at Walker Spivey School," School board attorney David Phillips said in a statement. "The alleged injury occurred over three years ago. An investigation was conducted and we believe that any injury was not the result of an improper technique or hold. There was no disciplinary action taken against the teacher. We also reviewed our policy regarding the use of physical restraint of students to ensure compliance."

Owens, the teacher allegedly involved in the incident, still works at Walker Spivey School.

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