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Kansas mother of student who was kicked by teacher sues


February 26, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A mother is suing a suburban Kansas City school after a teacher was caught on surveillance video last year kicking her daughter, who was in kindergarten.

The woman filed the lawsuit last month against the Shawnee Mission (Kansas) School District and the case was moved to federal court this week, the Kansas City Star reported. She contends that the district was negligent in its hiring, training and supervision of the first-year teacher, Crystal Smith, who was fired after the abuse came to light.

The mother, who is identified only by her initials in the lawsuit, sa...

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