A local couple has filed suit against the Sumner County Board of Education claiming that school officials failed to protect their daughter from being bullied by teammates on the Hendersonville High School basketball team.
The suit, filed May 8 in Sumner County Circuit Court, seeks $300,000 in damages. The plaintiffs, Arnett and Sherry Hayes, claim their daughter was “the victim of an ongoing pattern of student-on-student racially motivated harassment and bullying,” the suit says.
Sumner County Schools spokesman Jeremy Johnson declined to comment on the lawsuit because it is pending in court.
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