SHERMAN — Two parents and a student are suing the Denison school district, alleging a hostile work environment led to the student being attacked by a school employee during class.

Lisa Sexton and Brian Sexton, individually and as guardians for B.S. an incapacitated student, filed a complaint May 16 in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas against the Denison Independent School District alleging assault, a hostile work environment and negligence. 

According to the complaint, on Dec. 17, 2015, B.S., sustained personal injuries as a result of being assaulted in class by a school district employee. The plaintiffs allege the district has the responsibility to provide a safe environment for B.S.

The suit says B.S. sustained physical pain, medical therapy and loss of educational opportunities. 

The Sextons seek a trial by jury, actual and consequential damages, exemplary damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief the court deems just. They are represented by attorney Anthony O’Hanlon of Sherman.

Sherman District of the Eastern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-00324-RC

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