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Summit Elementary water lawsuit now in state court

August 17, 2018 News Extra

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A group of Butler School District parents has refiled a lawsuit over how school officials handled the Summit Elementary School water crisis.

In a class action complaint filed Monday in Butler County court the parents, represented by attorney Brendan Lupetin, allege that the district and its agents — former Superintendent Dale Lumley, former assistant superintendent Mary Wolf, and former maintenance director Glenn Terwilliger — ignored test results in August of 2016 that showed higher-than-acceptable levels of lead and copper in the school's water supply.

In the filing the plaintiffs claim the district's negligence in alerting parents and students to the lead levels resulted in exposure that “will require additional medical care and/or treatment(s) in the future.”; as well as “caused extreme mental and emotional anguish and distress, causing severe depression, nightmares, stress, and/or anxiety, some or all of which have or may require psychological treatment.”

The lawsuit seeks to represent about 250 people.

Read more about this lawsuit in Sunday's Butler Eagle.

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