LIBERTY — A mother has filed a lawsuit against a teacher and school district alleging that her autistic son was mistreated in kindergarten.
The Advocate-Messenger reported that Ronna Carmicle filed the suit last week against the Casey County Board of Education, Superintendent Linda Hatter and special education teacher Geraldine Baker Fletcher.
It says her son was "wantonly and recklessly abused, neglected and intimidated" while he was a student at Walnut Hill Elementary in the fall of 2011, and the district "created or allowed to exist institutional practices that resulted in chronic neglect, abuse and intimidation of its student."
Hatter and Fletcher declined to discuss the matter.
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Hatter said the school board's insurance carrier would assign an attorney to the case.
The lawsuit does not provide examples of specific mistreatment, and attorney John T. Pruitt Jr. declined to provide additional details.
"There are still investigations ongoing and we're hoping some resolution can occur," Pruitt said.
The lawsuit does not seek a specific amount of money, but seeks compensatory and punitive damages for alleged injuries, medical expenses, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life and "unnecessary degradation of his personal dignity."