Student Says Bus Driver Failed to Protect Her

     UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (CN) – A bus driver failed to protect a student from getting beaten up by her peers for allegedly snitching on them for smoking marijuana on the bus, the girl’s mother claims in Prince George’s County Court.

     Lasheela Strother sued the county’s public schools, claiming driver Phillip dumped her daughter at an unscheduled stop and allowed seven or eight assailants to get off at the next stop, 15 feet from their target.
     The middle-school students followed the girl and attacked her until a neighbor intervened, Strother claims.
     She says her daughter endured blows to the head and stomach, and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, hair loss, headaches, sleep problems and “urinary frequency” problems.
     Strother demands $100,000 plus punitive damages for the school’s alleged negligence.

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