NC school district to pay workers’ comp to principle

This week, a North Carolina Industrial Commission ruled that the state’s school system will pay workers’ compensation to a former middle school principle.  James Hunt, former principle of Fairmont Middle School, was injured in a shooting on his way to work at the school in April 2009.  While driving to the middle school, another vehicle pulled up next to Hunt’s SUV and fired a shotgun at him.

The commission made their decision in favor of Hunt believing that the shooting was more likely than not connected to Hunt’s anti-gang efforts at the middle school and throughout the school district.  North Carolina school system officials tried to argue that they should not have to pay workers’ compensation to Hunt because the shooting happened off school property.

Contact the Fayetteville workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick PLLC at 919-851-3311 today if you have questions about filing for workers’ compensation benefits.