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Parents sue after daughter runs into post at school playground on Grand Island

The parents of a William Kaegebein Elementary student who was hurt when she ran into a post at the school playground have sued the Grand Island Central School District and the town.

The daughter of Jeffrey Chalfant and Daniella Salvatore-Chalfant was in second grade at William Kaegebein Elementary, 1690 Love Road, when she and her classmates were playing outside at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 2018.

The girl, then 6, ran into a metal post and suffered injuries to her head and face, according to the lawsuit filed recently in State Supreme Court.

The complaint contends district employees failed to adequately supervise the girl and the district and town were negligent in allowing the post to remain in place. It's not clear why the post was there.

The town and district haven't yet answered the complaint.

The complaint does not state how much is sought in damages. The parents' attorney, Edward Mazzu Jr., and the district's attorney, Bryan Forbes, declined to comment.

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