Parents Sues School After Son Is Hit in Head With Baseball | Athletic Business

Parent Sues School After Son Hit in Head With Baseball

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The mother of a Florida high school baseball player is suing Brevard County Public Schools after her son was knocked unconscious during a baseball practice and later returned to the field. 

Jennifer Cooke said her son was hit in the head with a baseball during a practice at Satellite High School.

"It is my understanding from the other players that we've talked to said he was white and clammy and disoriented,” Cooke told WESH 2 News.

Cooke’s lawsuit alleges that her son was kept on the field until the end of practice and then allowed to drive home, where he eventually collapsed. The boy was later airlifted to an Orlando hospital and diagnosed with a brain bleed.

The boy has since suffered from memory loss, sleep deprivation and depression, according to Cooke.

"The end goal is to make change and that's what lawsuits can do. We can change the behavior of not only Satellite High School but Brevard County,” Cooke’s attorney, Edward Combs Jr., said.

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