Nine Mile Falls school custodian sues over suicide - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Nine Mile Falls school custodian sues over suicide

SPOKANE, Wash. - A state appeals court has reinstated the lawsuit of a school custodian at Nine Mile Falls who was forced to clean up the bloody scene of a student suicide.

More information from

www.spokesman.com

The janitor, Debbie Rothwell, is suing the school district for unspecified damages for post traumatic stress disorder.

The Spokesman-Review reports the suit that had been dismissed in Spokane County Superior Court was reinstated Tuesday on appeal. Rothwell still works at Lakeside High School where a 16-year-old shot himself in the head in 2004.

The lawsuit says she became emotionally distraught and physically ill cleaning up blood and tissue. Her lawyer, William Powell of Spokane, says the superintendent should have hired a professional cleaning service.

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