NEW ORLEANS – A mother claims that her child's eye was injured by another student at a charter school.

Sierra McGuffey, individually and on behalf of her minor child, filed a suit against McDonogh 42 Elementary Charter School; Louisiana Department of Education; Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education; Patrick Dobard, superintendent of the Recovery School District; Kim Favorite and the Choice Foundation, a non-profit corporation in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

According to the claim, the plaintiff's minor child was at the McDonogh 42 school on Nov. 11, 2015, when the incident occurred. The suit states that the child was stabbed in the eye with a pair of scissors by another student, requiring immediate medical attention.

The defendants are accused of negligence through failing to monitor the students sufficiently or to provide adequate protection to the students.

The plaintiffs are seeking an unspecified amount in damages. They are represented by Preston L. Hayes and Patrick R. Follette of Chehardy, Sherman, Williams, Murray, Recile, Stakelum & Hayes LLP in Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division I Judge Piper D. Griffin.

The Orleans Parish Civil District Court Case number 16-8475

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