October 30, 2018  | By McCathern Law

The widely publicized case of rope injuries to a 12-year-old girl’s neck while on a school sponsored camping trip is currently being heard by a Travis County jury. The jury is on track to determine if Live Oak Classical School is at fault for the severe rope burns suffered by KP, a black girl, allegedly at the hands of white students. KP’s legal team, including attorney Levi McCathern, asserts that she had previously been the victim of pervasive bullying by numerous students at the school. The case has garnered media attention and news coverage from across the nation. Several news outlets have recently covered the progression of the trial, including the following.

Waco girl who suffered rope burns around neck during field trip takes stand at trial: https://www.kcentv.com/article/news/local/waco-girl-who-suffered-rope-burns-around-neck-during-field-trip-takes-stand-at-trial/500-609302140

Girl testifies in $10 million rope burn case: https://www.wacotrib.com/news/courts_and_trials/girl-testifies-in-million-rope-burn-case/article_d13ebef2-0a71-58c0-b190-b71b12bcff7b.html

Blanco Co. detective, former teacher take stand on day 2 of Waco rope burn trial: https://www.kcentv.com/article/news/local/blanco-co-detective-former-teacher-take-stand-on-day-2-of-waco-rope-burn-trial/608102846

Jury selection begins in case of Waco girl with rope burns around neck: https://www.kcentv.com/article/news/local/jury-selection-begins-in-case-of-waco-girl-with-rope-burns-around-neck/607312704

Jury selection beginning in suit against Waco school over rope burns on black girl’s neck: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/courts/2018/10/23/rope-burns-around-texas-girls-neck-result-racist-attack-jury-hears-familys-suit

Jury selection set to begin in Live Oak student’s rope burn case: https://www.wacotrib.com/news/courts_and_trials/jury-selection-set-to-begin-in-live-oak-student-s/article_c35279ec-a80e-5b15-958c-d8106a814dae.html

‘I think it was on purpose’: Lawsuit says black girl had rope tied round her neck by kids on field trip: https://thegrio.com/2018/10/24/lawsuit-rope-ranch-waco-girl-racial/amp/

Black Girl Dragged by Rope Around Neck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1vDIlhC7NE