The mother of a child whose arm was broken at Walker Spivey School has filed a personal injuries suit against the Cumberland County Board of Education.


According to the suit, a teacher at the school, Dawn Owens, broke the child’s arm while putting the girl in a therapeutic hold in February 2008. The suit said the hold was placed improperly, causing the arm to break.


The allegation is the second known incident in which a Cumberland County teacher allegedly broke a child’s arm through the improper use of a therapeutic hold. The other case took place at J.W. coon Elementary School last fall.


In the more recent case, Ursula Syndub filed suit on January 28, naming the school system and the child’s teacher as defendants.


Syndub seeks damages in excess of $10,000 for medical expenses and disfigurement. The age of the child, Shekiyla Fripp, was not disclosed in the filing.

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