The mother of a Farmerville High School student, who was the alleged victim of sexual abuse by a school teacher, has filed a lawsuit seeking damages.
The plaintiff, listed as “Jane Doe’’ to protect the identity of her 17-year-old son, filed a petition for damages in the Third Judicial District Court April 20. The defendants are the Union Parish School Board, George Cannon, who was interim superintendent of the Union Parish School Board at the time, Xavier Frazier, the teacher accused of the crime, and Southern Insurance Company, the insurance company representing the Union Parish School Board.
Shortly after firefighters put out the blaze that left a fraternity house a total loss on Saturday, they turned their attention to a fire on South Farmerville Street where another home burned to the ground.
Ruston Fire Department Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said that at approximately 11:25 p.m. Saturday, firefighters were on their way back from fighting the fire at the frat house when they received another call about a fire at 709 S. Farmerville St.
On Tuesday night, at the “Multicultural Fair,” put on by the English Language Services students at Louisiana Tech University and held at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center, the global community shrunk, bringing parish residents and students from nine different countries together.
The decorum set the mood: different nation’s flags lined the walls, foods emitted spicy smells not easily recognized by the senses and the song “We are the World” was on repeat.
All this accompanied people as they jet set from table to table, country-to-country to learn about the world around them from displays the students made.