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North Aurora family sues Batavia private school over alleged injury

BATAVIA – Because of an alleged injury to their child during school recess, Hasana and Rodney Sisco of North Aurora recently filed a lawsuit in Kane County against Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Batavia, three teachers and another student and his parents.

The lawsuit claims that the Siscos' son was holding a football in place during recess Oct. 26, 2015, when a student from Batavia ran toward him and the ball and kicked him in the side of the head, causing severe injury. The three teachers named in the lawsuit reportedly were overseeing about 60 students during that recess period. The Sisco family seeks more than $50,000 in damages.

The court document claims that the school showed negligence because of a lack of proper supervision. In addition, it stated that the students were allowed to engage in activities – including football and placekicking – without proper safety equipment. It also claimed there was a failure to provide proper and prompt treatment of the boy's severe head injuries and a failure to call for medical assistance.

The boy who allegedly kicked him was called careless and negligent in the lawsuit.

The suit claims that the student hurt was "injured, both internally and externally, and suffered among other things a severe blow to the head, injuries to his wrist and a severe concussion that resulted in several problems including, but not limited to, post-concussive syndrome, vision problems, cognitive and memory problems, seizures and depression."

The lawsuit did not disclose the age or grade of the students involved.

School Principal Donna Laughlin did not offer comment.

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