Montgomery Cty, MD: Girl died of asthma attack; school staff sued

Aug 17, 2017, NBC 4, Washington, DC: Family Sues Montgomery County Public Schools for $10 Million Over Student’s Death Inside High School The family of a 14-year-old student who died inside Gaithersburg High School in 2015 is suing the Montgomery County school district for $10 million, according to court records obtained by the News4 I-Team. In their suit, Taylor Walton's mother said the girl died of an asthma attack during a gym class. The family’s suit said school staff, including the gym teacher, failed to properly respond to the girl’s breathing complaints and symptoms. The family filed a civil complaint alleging the school board and gym teacher are liable for the wrongful death of Walton. According to the complaint, school officials knew Walton suffered from asthma and were required to distribute an “emergency treatment plan” to her teachers, including her physical education instructor.