Rathdrum Parents File Claim Over Daughter's Fall At School - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Rathdrum Parents File Claim Over Daughter's Fall At School

 

RATHDRUM, Idaho (AP) - The parents of an elementary student in Rathdrum have filed a tort claim against the school district alleging a janitor's negligence led to their daughter slipping on a wet floor and falling down the stairs last November.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports (http://bit.ly/JHncgP ) the claim was filed by Lonnie and Jan Roberts and seeks at least $500,000 in damages from the Lakeland Joint School District.

The tort claims a janitor at Spirit Lake Elementary school "negligently and recklessly" mopped the floors and stairs at a time when they were being used by students, causing the floors to be slick.

The claim alleges the girl suffered severe and permanent injuries to her left knee.
Lakeland assistant superintendent Brad Murray declined to comment.


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