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Jemison student hospitalized after fight sues campus security officer

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Steven Franklin received severe head injuries when the officer slammed him onto concrete in an effort to stop the fight, the lawsuit claims.

Posted: Jul 12, 2018 4:15 PM

A Jemison High School student has filed a lawsuit against a security guard who threw him down after a fight at the school.

Steven Franklin's mother, Althea Basden, filed the lawsuit July 6 against John Phillips and EPSCO, Inc., the company that provided the security staff at Jemison.

Franklin got into a fight with another student at the school May 21. Phillips, who was working as a security guard at the time, tried to stop the fight by picking Franklin up and slamming him onto the sidewalk, according to the lawsuit.

Franklin was hospitalized in intensive care with severe head injuries that required surgery.

The family is suing for compensation and punitive damages.

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