Court rules in favor of Sumner County Board of Education - WSMV Channel 4

Court rules in favor of Sumner County Board of Education

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GALLATIN, TN (WSMV) -

The court has determined the Sumner County Board of Education wasn't negligent when it came to the care of special needs students.

In 2010, special education teacher Donna Weidenbenner pleaded "no contest" to child abuse charges.

Parents claimed she shoved and kicked students, stood on top of them and even strapped one to the toilet.

Six families sued Weidenbenner and Sumner County Schools, but after an 11-day trial, the judge dismissed the lawsuits.

"We've now had two courts rule in favor of the board. We're ready to put this behind us and get back to what we do best, which is educating the children," said attorney Todd Presnell.

According to the school's lead attorney, the courts did not find evidence of abuse at Station Camp Elementary or Beech Elementary School.

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