Glendale Unified Hit With Lawsuit After Student Faints During School Rehearsal, Suffers Brain Injury

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Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, where a parent said his daughter fainted and sustained a brain injury, appears in a Google Maps image.

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, where a parent said his daughter fainted and sustained a brain injury, appears in a Google Maps image.

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A Glendale Unified School District student is suing the district, claiming she fainted and was injured after suffering from heat and exhaustion during a rehearsal for a school recital in 2017.

According to a copy of the civil complaint, which was filed by her father in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday, the girl sustained a brain injury from fainting and had to get 16 stitches to close up a wound on her chin.

The lawsuit seeks damages from the district for emotional and physical injuries and to cover future medical expenses.

A district spokeswoman said the district has not yet been served with the suit and couldn’t comment further.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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