South Carolina teacher put student in chokehold, causing child to lose consciousness, lawsuit says
The suit alleges an instructor placed the student in the hold as part of a classroom demonstration for a law enforcement course, then ignored the student's signs of distress until he lost consciousness. - Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Lexington-Richland School District 5 is facing a lawsuit after a student's parent claimed her child lost consciousness when a teacher put him in a chokehold. The suit, filed in Lexington County, alleges an instructor placed the student in the hold as part of a classroom demonstration, then ignored the student's signs of distress until he lost consciousness. The lawsuit, filed April 7 by attorney Ralph Smiley, accuses the district of "intentionally or recklessly inflicting severe emotional distress on the Plaintiffs... (and) committing conduct so extreme and outrageous as to ex...