New Hanover County Schools responds to latest Michael Kelly lawsuit
By Kendall McGee | July 25, 2019 at 5:30 PM EDT – Updated February 24 at 12:49 PM
New Hanover County Board of Education Chairman Lisa Estep released the following statement on behalf of the board Thursday evening at 4:58 p.m.
“While it is not appropriate to comment specifically on pending litigation, the Board takes all allegations of this nature seriously. The Board will file a response to the Complaint at the appropriate time. The Board expresses sympathy for any student who may have been harmed by Michael Kelly.”
Attorneys Jim Lea, Ryan Schultz, Joel Rhine and Martin Ramey filed suit against New Hanover County Schools Tuesday. Though they hope they can proceed with the lawsuit as a class action, a judge will make the final decision.
If the suit moves forward as a class action, all of Kelly’s victims, including those who have yet to come forward, could get compensation.
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