Louisiana School Board Settles Lawsuit In Librarian Incident

July 3, 2014

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.

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  • July 7, 2014 at 9:07 am
    txmouthbreatherboogereatertx says:
    This is ridiculous. When did they add libraries to schools in Louisiana?
  • July 3, 2014 at 3:49 pm
    InsGuy says:
    Really, all that much more. This is a SCHOOL. Criminal Injury to a Child? She should be fired. PERIOD. She should not be allowed to work at schools anymore.
  • July 3, 2014 at 3:03 pm
    Huh! says:
    Gray was suspended for 5 days. That's all? I would expect much more, including mandatory counseling. There should also be more than one adult in the library or at least a dr... read more
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