A lawsuit has been filed against the Walled Lake Consolidated School District by a Walled Lake Western High School teacher who claims she was injured by at least one student during an October event.
Eleni Anastos, a special education teacher, has filed a complaint against the district alleging that she was trampled during a Field Day event at the school.
According to the lawsuit, she was “helpless and prostrate on the gym floor” and “was either savagely attacked by (a student) who stomped on her and kicked her violently or was kicked and stomped by (a student) due to his negligence and recklessness as he raced out of the stands and onto the gym floor.”
The lawsuit claims that Anastos suffered from a herniated disc, cervical sprain, multiple bruises and abrasions, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The lawsuit also claims that the school has disparaged Anastos by implying she made up the event because she is “deranged or out for financial gain.”
The lawsuit was filed in Oakland County Circuit Court last month, and has been assigned to Judge Wendy Potts.
Anastos is seeking in excess of $25,000 in damages, according to the lawsuit. She remains employed by the school district.
School district officials could not be reached for comment prior to press time.