Kentucky Teacher Immune from Negligent Supervision Claim for Alleged Sexual Abuse by Child

Vol 30 No 7

Turner v. Nelson, 2011 WL 2434041 (Ky.).


Kindergarten teacher was entitled to qualified official immunity from mother’s lawsuit claiming she failed to supervise children and report alleged sexual abuse to law enforcement since her actions in case were discretionary. Mandatory reporting statute applies when a parent, guardian, or person in custodial authority abuses or neglects a child, not when a child is the perpetrator, and teachers are only required to report if requested.

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