Parent sues over teacher strike in Ohio district

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 26, 2014 at 4:30 a.m.



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REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — The parent of a student in a central Ohio school district where teachers are striking is suing to try to close schools until the strike is over.

The lawsuit asks a judge to compel school officials to shutter the buildings in the Reynoldsburg district, where teachers have been on the picket lines for a week.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1BfpWaD ) reports that lawyer Tom Drabick said in court documents that the school board and district leaders have not provided a safe and secure educational environment since teachers went out on strike.

Drabick cited a fight at the high school, students running through the halls and lack of adult supervision. He called it "near-riot conditions."

A district spokeswoman had no immediate comment on the lawsuit.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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