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Family lawsuit against county moves to federal district court

Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 1:57 pm

An allegation of violating the federal statute allows defendants to remove the case from local court to the federal district court in Richmond.
That is exactly what the defendants in a lawsuit against Northumberland County school personnel and other officials have done. Claiming emotional distress and other unspecified damages, a teenaged girl and her parents sued Derek Jones, who is in prison for molesting the girl, Sheriff C.A. Wilkins, former Superintendent of Schools Clint Stables, former high school principal David Dixon, former vice-principal Darrell Long, teacher John Poindexter, coach Ryan Stevens and the Northumberland County School Board itself for a total of $16,500,000. Among numerous other alleged causes of…



—Read the full story in the April 30 issue of the Northumberland Echo!