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Family of student struck by bus, killed sues Norton school district

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Posted at 2:42 PM, Sep 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-16 14:42:33-04

The family of a Norton High School student who was hit by a bus and killed last year is now suing the school district and the bus driver.

The lawsuit alleges that the bus driver was not paying attention to pedestrian students when she "turned the bus into Kyle's path."

Kyle Andrew Richmond was struck and killed after school on Sept. 14, 2016 while he was riding his skateboard.

Police said he was riding his skateboard next to the bus when he tripped and fell in front of it. The bus was full of eighth-grade students from the middle school at the time.

The lawsuit seeks "compensation for the wrongful death and pain and suffering caused by the complicit conduct of the Defendants, which directly led to the losses stated herein."

The family alleges that the bus driver "negligently and carelessly failed to stop at the clearly marked 'stop line' as she was required to do so under Ohio R.C 4511.43 as she approached the stop sign; failed to observe Kyle on the sidewalk at the intersection; failed to allow Kyle to safely cross Greenwich Road; and failed to yield to the pedestrian child on the sidewalk."