Sunday, February 19, 2006


Father Who Punched Teacher’s Aide Sues School District

`The father who got national attention for punching a teacher’s assistant in front of class full of students has sued the school district.

Dave Swafford was charged after marching into a classroom at Lakewood Ranch High School east of Bradenton last month and punching the assistant, whom he had accused of inappropriately touching his foster daughter, a student at the school. [..]

An attorney for Swafford filed suit against the teacher’s assistant and the school district Wednesday.

Claims included that school officials failed to take proper steps after learning of the girl’s allegations, tried to cover up evidence and fabricated a story that the girl’s claims were retaliation for being punished by the assistant at school.’

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