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NORTH TEXAS (CBS11) – A lawsuit filed by a North Texas high school employee claims the son of Deion and Pilar Sanders assaulted a teacher so badly the teacher needed spinal surgery.

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The attack allegedly happened after the teacher tried to confiscate the boy’s phone in September 2015.

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The insurance company that paid the teacher’s workers compensation claim is now suing Deion and his ex-wife Pilar for $26,000.

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