Parent says child bullied at Collinsville middle school; Damages sought for girl's broken tail bone

Kelly Holleran Oct. 4, 2012, 8:37am

The mother of a middle school student has filed suit against her daughter's school district, alleging it failed to protect her daughter from bullies, causing her daughter to break her tail bone.

Vickie Wilson claims her daughter, Cassidy Wilson, attended a middle school that was part of the Collinsville Community Unit School District. At the school, during the 2011-2012 school year, Cassidy Wilson was bullied and intimidated by one of her peers, according to the complaint filed Sept. 28 in Madison County Circuit Court.

At some point, due to the bullying, Cassidy Wilson suffered a broken tailbone. However, the lawsuit does not specify how she sustained the injury.

Because of the bullying, Cassidy Wilson also incurred medical costs, suffered disability and disfigurement and experienced pain and suffering, the suit states.

The school district negligently failed to protect Cassidy Wilson from bullying and failed to properly supervise its students to prevent injuries from occurring, the complaint says.

In her three-count complaint, Vickie Wilson is seeking a judgment of more than $150,000, plus costs.

John H. Hustava of Collinsville will be representing Vickie Wilson.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-156

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