The Baker School Board has voted to settle a Louisiana suit filed against the board by a parent who alleged a Baker Heights Elementary School librarian choked her son in 2011.
Attorney Winston DeCuir (day-KWEER’), who represented the district in the case, told The Advocate Sharonda Brooks will receive $20,000 as well as court costs.
In the suit, Brooks alleged librarian Maxine Gray “grabbed, pushed, choked, and shoved” her son at the school. The boy was 9 years old at the time. After a school district internal investigation, Gray was suspended for five days.
Brooks filed a police complaint and Gray was arrested and booked on cruelty to a juvenile.
Gray pleaded no contest in district court and was sentenced to one year probation.