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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Parents’ suit charges Ohio school district’s failure to prevent “sexting” of student’s nude photo led to her suicide

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that parents of a high school student who committed suicide, have filed suit, charging that school officials’ failure to prevent her classmates from sharing nude pictures of her via their cell phones led to her desperate act. The suit contends the school district and several students violated Jessica’s constitutional rights.  The lawsuit accuses school officials, a school resource officer, several students and the city of Montgomery of sexual discrimination and depriving Logan of her civil rights, including the right to due process. The suit says the behavior of the accused "shocks the conscience."

I would be surprised if this suit survives summary judgment.

Source: Cincinnati Enquirer, 12/3/09, By Dan Horn

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