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Parents of Special Needs Student File Lawsuit Against Teacher's Aide, Upshur County BOE

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BUCKHANNON -

Parents of a special needs student have filed a lawsuit against a teacher's aide and the Upshur County Board of Education.

The lawsuit said the Buckhannon Upshur Middle School student suffers physical and mental handicaps and that her teacher allowed her to rest her head on her desk to alleviate pain.

A teacher's aide was filling in for the teacher in October of 2011 when the student complained of pain and discomfort.  The aide instructed her to sit up in a chair and later used a belt to tie her to the chair.