GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish individual is seeking damages, claiming that a minor was struck by a school employee.
Deangelique Martin, as the legal tutrix of a minor student, filed a suit against Jefferson Parish School Board and Tremida Mills in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 3.
According to the claim, the incident occurred on Sept. 8, 2015, at Ella C. Pittman Elementary School in Harvey. The suit states that the minor was a student at the school and was under the supervision and instruction of Mills. The suit further states that while in the classroom, the student was repeatedly struck by Mills, causing injuries.
The defendants are accused of breach of duty through failure to ensure the safety of the students, failure to maintain a safe environment, failure to properly train employees and failure to hire suitable employees, as well as numerous other accusations.
The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. The plaintiff is represented by DaShawn Hayes of the Hayes Law Firm in New Orleans. The case has been assigned to Division F Judge Michael P. Mentz.
The 24th Judicial District Court Case number 761377