Parent sues former high-ranking deputy, wife, and Livingston Parish School Board over contaminated cupcakes

Dennis and Cynthia Perkins
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Updated: Dec. 18, 2019 at 4:26 PM CST
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LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WAFB) - The parent of a student at Westside Junior High School in Walker has filed a lawsuit after learning her daughter ingested cupcakes that were contaminated with semen, according to a lawsuit unsealed on Dec. 18.

Former Livingston Parish sheriff’s deputy Dennis Perkins and his wife, a former Westside teacher, Cynthia Perkins were responsible for creating and distributing the cupcakes, according to the lawsuit.

The defendants named in the lawsuit are Dennis Perkins and Cynthia Perkins, and the Livingston Parish school board.

The lawsuit was filed and sealed on Dec. 4 but was unsealed by the court after Dennis and Cynthia Perkins were indicted on a combined 150 felonies on Dec. 17.

Most of the counts were child pornography charges.

The plaintiff is suing the Livingston Parish School Board, claiming the school board:

  • allowed Cynthia Perkins to violate school policy by allowing her to bring homemade goods and serve them to her students
  • failed to employ a safe and competent teacher
  • failed to properly check the background of Cynthia Perkins prior to hiring her
  • failed to employ proper procedures to ensure the safety of its students

The plaintiff is also claiming damages to her and her daughter’s quality of life including:

  • fears for her daughter contracting AIDS or another communicable disease
  • emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life
  • loss of consortium
  • other damages and losses to be shown at trial

This a developing news story. More to come.

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