A lawyer for a Kenosha woman has filed a notice of claim with the Kenosha Unified School District and Kenosha County, which is a document that typically is followed by a lawsuit. In the document, the woman describes being at the Bradford High School graduation ceremony at Indian Trial High School on June 5, 2023. The letter says that at approximately 7:03 pm, she was struck in the head by a “negligently thrown water bottle.”
The letter goes on to say that the throwing of the water bottle was caught on camera and the video concludes that the bottle was thrown by William Haithcock, the district’s chief of school leadership, a high-ranking position at KUSD.
The woman says her head and ear drum were damaged and her medical bills will exceed $10,000.
KCE reached out to the district, which acknowledge receipt of the notice of claim but cannot comment due to the possibility of pending litigation.