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Brunswick County School Board faces another lawsuit

Another set of parents are suing the Brunswick County School Board. This suit marks the third filed by parents. Once again, having to do with sexual misconduct between a school employee and a student. This most recent suit involves former South Brunswick high school janitor, Collis Hewett. Investigators arrested Hewett at his home in Supply this time last year. He was charged with seven counts of sexual offense with a student and six counts of indecent liberties with a child. Authorities say Hewett's relationship with the student began in August of 2005 and continued through the school year. A school resource officer at South Brunswick High School was the one who alerted officials about the relationship. Now the parents of the male student are suing the school board. The suit was filed today in Brunswick County Court by attorney Robert Tatum, who is also representing two other sets of parents in similar suits. One of those suits is the case of Dennis and Betty Hager who's daughter married her track coach. The other set of parents suing the school board claiming a West Brunswick High School teacher acted inappropriately with their daughter. The school board's lawyer recently filed a motion to dismiss at least one of those lawsuits.

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