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HUNTINGTON — The mother of a severely disabled Milton Middle School student has sued Cabell County Schools, claiming officials failed to protect her son from the aide accused of sexually abusing him.

Charleston attorney Robert M. Bastress III filed the lawsuit last week against the aide and the Cabell County Board of Education, more than a year after authorities charged Jason Curry with second-degree sexual abuse, a felony. Curry has not yet been indicted. He no longer works for the school system.

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