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School board settles with student over bullying incident

June 1, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kanawha County school board has settled with a student after a 2017 bullying incident resulted with her losing two front teeth.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the student received roughly $27,500 from the Kanawha County Board of Education on Friday.

According to the complaint, the girl was sitting in the front of the bus on her way to an after-school program when another student attempted to lift her up by pulling on her backpack. The complaint then says a separate student slammed the girl’s head into a bus window, which broke two of the girl’s front two teeth.

The family’s attorney says the elementary school did not properly protect the girl from further bullying.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com.

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