Judge Throws Out Mentor Schools Suicide Suit

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Last year Mentor schools landed in the headlines after a wave of student suicides. Parents alleged the deaths were precipitated by school hall bullying, and a few filed suit to hold the district accountable. Yesterday a Federal judge dismissed the lawsuit filed by the parents of one dead teen, ruling the district is not responsible for the actions of asshole kids.

According to the News-Herald, U.S. District Court Judge Donald C. Nugent tossed the suit with the following legal logic: “[A]lthough it is certainly reasonable for parents to expect that the school will do its best to protect their children while they are under the school’s supervision, the law does not elevate this expectation to a constitutional guarantee.”

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