Family sues Owasso Public Schools over principal's comments

OWASSO, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • A Green Country family filed a lawsuit against Owasso Public Schools in December.
  • The principal at Owasso Mid-High School allegedly made offensive comments toward student with health conditions last spring.
  • The lawsuit was moved to federal court.
  • The family is seeking the principal's termination.

A Green Country family is suing Owasso Public Schools over an offensive comment allegedly made by a principal.

Owasso Mid-High School principal Don Huggins is accused of telling two students with cerebral palsy that "all the cripples are getting out early" as they left the school. It happened last spring.

An Owasso family is suing Owasso Public Schools after they say the principal at the Mid-High School made offensive comments to students. Hear the districts response on FOX23 News at six tonight.

Posted by FOX23 Ashli Lincoln on Friday, February 12, 2016

The family's attorney said all they wanted was an apology, but decided to file a lawsuit instead when they never got one.

"They're not seeking a great deal of money. What they're seeking is to not only protect their child, but other children," said attorney Chad Neuens.

The family says that Huggins did admit to making them comment when they spoke with him about it.

FOX23 reached out to Owasso Public Schools but they said they couldn't comment on pending legislation. The district has also advised Huggins not to comment on the case.