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Fourth lawsuit filed against Kanawha County Board of Education for abuse in special needs classroom.

A fourth lawsuit was filed Friday, September 25, in the ongoing litigation over abuse at Horace Mann Middle School in Charleston, West Virginia.

In May, two lawsuits were filed against Kanawha County Board of Education alleging that a teacher and two aides abused special needs children at Horace Mann Middle School.  Anthony Wilson, 45, of Beckley, was charged with battery. Walter Pannell, 71, of Charleston, was charged with two counts of battery. Lillian Branham, 65, of Beckley was also charged with battery.

A third lawsuit was filed in September against the same defendants.

Attorney Ben Salango of Salango Law, PLLC is representing the children in all four cases.  “This is not an isolated incident of abuse.  There are dozens of documented instances of abuse over a 90 day period all captured on video. We must do all we can to protect our children.  These kids were non-verbal special needs children. They were targeted because of their disabilities.  They could not go home and tell their parents. For months, they endured the unspeakable and had no one to protect them. We must use all available resource to make sure this never happens again.”

If you or a loved one have been harmed by physical or sexual abuse by teacher or caretaker, do not hesitate to give the skilled personal injury attorneys at Salango Law, PLLC a call. Contact us at (304) 342-0512 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation with us today. Salango Law, PLLC serves the entire state of West Virginia including Charleston, Huntington, Beckley, Morgantown, Clarksburg, Logan, and Parkersburg.