Malibu News
Student Claims Teacher Assault
By Michael Mintos
Sep 27, 2012 - 9:33:47 PM

MALIBU—A fifteen-year-old student alleges that her English teacher slapped her in front of her classmates on May 22 at Malibu High School.

Malibu High School. Photo By Tim Johnson

Dionne Evans, a former student at MHS, filed a lawsuit on Monday, September 17, in Los Angeles Superior Court against the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District claiming battery, assault, negligence, and violation of civil rights against Jennifer Gonzalez, Malibu High School, and former Malibu High Principal, Mark Kelly. Evans, the only African American student in Gonzalez's class, is seeking damages for her pain caused by Ms. Gonzalez, who is still teaching at the high school and remains steadfast in her innocence. 

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