Parent litigation in the Verona school district

Ed Treleven:

The parents of a Verona elementary school student filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the district and the school’s principal alleging that their son, while experiencing separation anxiety, was injured by the principal when he was physically grabbed and pulled away from his mother earlier this year.

The lawsuit, filed by Stephanie Conway and Mark Adelhoch of Fitchburg, alleges that Country View Elementary School principal Jessica Beem grabbed the 7-year-old boy by the arm during morning drop-off at the school on Feb. 17 and pulled him away from his mother.

Attorney Paul Kinne, representing the boy’s parents, said the boy sustained “mostly emotional” injuries but also had some bruising on his arm as a result of the incident.