The principal at a Richmond middle school is suing parents for what she calls a scathing letter about her.
RICHMOND (WRIC) - The principal at a Richmond middle school is suing parents for what she calls a scathing letter about her. News of the lawsuit prompted school officials to move Lucille Brown Middle School Principal Denise Lewis to another position while the lawsuit is going on.
Students were sent home with a letter to parents explaining what the lawsuit means to them.
In part, the letter says "in an effort to minimize any distraction this may have on the school, Mrs. Lewis is being temporarily assigned to another position."
In an open letter last year to Style Weekly, dozens of parents complained about the school, including the alleged mishandling of a gun found on campus where parents say it took the principal 30 minutes to find out who reported it.
Court documents show Lewis says that is a false accusation and that it only took the school five minutes to get the weapon.
Lewis also says accusations that she knowingly sent parents incorrect schedules are also false and that the defendants acted with malice and injured her reputation with their letter.
Named in the lawsuit are Wendy and Todd Martin and Yvette and Anthony Conte and the names of the others on the letters could be subject to legal action as well.
Lewis wants a jury trial along with $3 million in damages.
Attorneys involved are all declining to comment at this time. Emails to Principal Lewis were also not returned.
There is no trial date set. In the meantime, the Assistant Principal at the Lucille Brown will be in charge.
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