Marissa and Christopher Lowthert have filed a lawsuit in Stamford Superior Court against the Wilton Board of Education, the Wilton Public School District, the Town of Wilton and multiple town officials, including former superintendent Gary Richards, Board of Education chairman Bruce Likly and first selectman Bill Brennan.
In the lawsuit, filed on behalf of their children, the Lowtherts assert that their children “were injured after being subjected for years to wet building conditions, mold, poor indoor air quality, high carbon dioxide and poor ventilation in the Town of Wilton public school system.”
It also charges that the poor indoor air quality conditions at Miller-Driscoll were known to the named defendants “for a number of years.”
The lawsuit alleges that the Lowthert children “sustained the following serious injuries some or all of which may be long-term or permanent in nature” and lists respiratory symptoms including chronic congestion; cognitive symptoms; asthma; building related illness; mold allergy; allergic symptoms; nosebleeds; headaches; sore throat; nausea; behavioral changes; insomnia; fatigue and loss of appetite, among them.
In addition to the Town of Wilton, the Board of Education and the Wilton Public Schools, the complete list of defendants named in the suit includes: former superintendent Gary Richards; BoE chairman Bruce Likly; first selectman Bill Brennan; Miller-Driscoll principal Cheryl Jensen-Gerner; and Wilton Schools’ director of financial planning and operations Ken Post.