Sibley, Iowa — A few weeks ago we told you that sex abuse charges had been filed against a former Sibley-Ocheyedan teacher/coach after it was alleged that he had sexually assaulted a student in his classroom.  Now the child’s mother has filed a lawsuit against the Sibley-Ocheyedan Commuunity School District in connection with the matter.

According to the court filing, the mother of the child involved is suing the District on behalf of the child, who court records identify only as C.A.

The lawsuit alleges that former Sibley-Ocheyedan teacher/coach Kyle Ewinger had been suspended and the remainder of his contract bought out, following an incident while he was teaching at the Mediapolis Community Schools, and that he had similar conduct while teaching at Riverside Elementary in Sioux City, according to the court filing.  The lawsuit further alleges that Ewinger is facing a 1st Degree Felony Sexual Assault on a Child charge in Douglas County, Nebraska.

The lawsuit alleges that the Sibley-Ocheyedan District was negligent in hiring Ewinger, and that they knew, or should have known, that Ewinger posed a safety risk for the children that would be entrusted to him at the time of his hiring, and that through what the lawsuit calls “the negligent hiring of Ewinger his unfitness and dangerous characteristics” led to the child’s resulting injuries.

The lawsuit further alleges that the Sibley-Ocheyedan District was negligent in failing to prevent the plaintiff’s child from being sexually assaulted by one of it’s employees on school property, failing to properly supervise employees and their activities, and failing to maintain a safe environment for students.

In the suit the Sibley-Ocheyedan District is accused of negligence in failing to ensure that the employees in charge of and supervising and protecting students were properly trained and adequately experienced.

The child’s mother has requested a jury trial in the matter, and is seeking unspecified damages from the Sibley-Ocheyedan Community School District for injuries and damages sustained by her child, as well as any exemplary damages and interest allowed by law, along with the cost of pursuing the lawsuit.

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