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Victim sues Columbia school district for not acting on teacher groping allegations



A woman is suing the school system, former Superintendent Sandra Carraway and the teacher who allegedly groped her at school after her claims were ignored for five years.

Madison Cooksey, now 22, has spoken openly to the media about what then-Columbia County special education teacher Scott Hooke...

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  1. Maybe because Ms Cooksey was in a special Ed class the teachers there have some leeway with touching students – which makes sped classes a great hiding place for a pedo.
    Likely Ms Cooksey will win her lawsuit, which unfortunately might complicate sped classrooms with additional rules for how they might handle student discipline (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you may need to further educate yourself on sped classrooms).
    Sad all the way around.

    • Cooksey was not a special ed student. She was taking a class the CCBOE offers to be an educator and was in the class not as a special ed student, but as as a student learning to teach special ed students

  2. Sovereign immunity is going to bar her claims against the State. It’s a lawsuit based on employer liability against the agents of the State in their official capacity. That isn’t going to fly.

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