Courtlin Arrington’s mother files lawsuit against Birmingham BOE superintendent, city and more


Courtlin Arrington’s mother has filed a wrongful death suit against the Birmingham Board of Education’s Superintendent, the Principal of Huffman High School, the City of Birmingham, and several unnamed defendants, according to court documents. 

Tynesha Tatum, serving as the representative of her daughter’s estate, filed the suit against Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring, President John C. Lyons, and the city on Tuesday.

In her suit, Tatum states that Herring is being sued in her capacity as a private citizen and as a representative of the school. Three of the unnamed defendants served as School Resource Officers at Huffman High School, according to the documents, and their identities will be revealed along with the other three unnamed defendants after their identities are ascertained. 

The lawsuit claims that Herring, Lyons, and other defendants caused Arrington’s death through wantonness and negligence, and seeks punitive damages. 

For more details, read the full lawsuit below.

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